Alexander Wetmore at his Work Quarters in Argentina

ID: SIA2011-2228 or B. S. 22029

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: August 16, 1920

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Folder: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay - 1920

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Summary

Alexander Wetmore, noted ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1944-1952, is seen here standing in the doorway of his work quarters at Hacienda Linda Vista in Riacho Pilaga, Argentina, on August 16, 1920. He was conducting field work for the U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey. The walls of the quarters are thatched; however, the roof is not visible. Several dead birds are hanging upside down on the side of the doorway. Wetmore is holding a dead bird in each hand. Secretary Wetmore conducted extensive field work throughout the islands of the Caribbean and many Latin American countries.

Subject

  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • United States Bureau of Biological Survey

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The negative for this print is also at this location. There are a variety of pictures from Wetmore's field work in Latin America at this SIA location.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Folder: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay - 1920

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

August 16, 1920

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Riacho Pilaga, Argentina
  • Specimens
  • Field Work
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Argentina
  • Ornithologists

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-2228 or B. S. 22029

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 2.75h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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