Secretary Wetmore's Camp at Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay

ID: SIA2012-0860 or Wetmore #1395

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: September 24, 1920

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

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Several men, women, and children Lengua Indians in Alexander Wetmore's camp talking with Carl Hettman at Laguna Wall, Kilometro 200, west of Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay on September 24, 1920. Hettman is standing with his back to the camera, wearing a white hat and a dark vest. The people are gathered around a large wagon with several crates and jugs and other supplies visible around them. 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.


United States Bureau of Biological Survey


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


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,


September 24, 1920

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Historians
  • Field Work
  • Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay
  • Birds
  • Hettman, Carl
  • Children
  • Lengua Indians
  • Paraguayans
  • Indians of North America
  • Ornithology
  • Paraguay
  • Indians of South America--Paraguay




  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2012-0860 or Wetmore #1395

Physical description

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

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