Train in Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay During Wetmore's Field Work

ID: SIA2012-0858 or Wetmore #1389

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: September 4, 1920

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

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Summary

Passenger coach on the ranch railroad running into the interior of the ranch from the Rio Paraguay at Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay. The passenger coach is open on the sides and has a simple roof. There are several benches on the car and it appears to be filled to capacity with people. There is a regular boxcar behind this passenger car on the track. This photograph was taken by Alexander Wetmore, noted ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1944-1952, while conducting field work for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey throughout the islands of the Caribbean and various Latin American countries.

Subject

United States Bureau of Biological Survey

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

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, Album I: "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

September 4, 1920

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Paraguay River, Paraguay
  • Railroads
  • Trains
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Field Work
  • Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay
  • Birds
  • Paraguayans
  • Ornithology
  • Paraguay
  • Railroads--Trains

Place

Paraguay

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2012-0858 or Wetmore #1389

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Group, candid, Object; Medium: Photographic print

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