Alexander Wetmore on Sierra San Xavier in Argentina in 1921

ID: SIA2009-0429 and 1502

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: April 17, 1921

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7006 Box 171 Folder Album 2 1920-1921 (Album II "Urug., Arg., Chile, Peru - 1920-21")

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Summary

Alexander Wetmore sitting on the ground in a field on Sierra San Xavier, at 7,500 foot elevation above Tafi Viejo at Tucuman, Argentina on April 17, 1921. He is holding a knife in his right hand and a rifle is lying in his lap. Wetmore was working for the Bureau of Biological Survey on this trip. Wetmore, noted ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1944-1952, conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the islands of the Caribbean and various Latin American countries.

Subject

  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture 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 171 Folder Album 2 1920-1921 (Album II "Urug., Arg., Chile, Peru - 1920-21")

Contact information

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

Date

April 17, 1921

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Topic

  • Mountains
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Sierra San Xavier, Argentina
  • Secretaries
  • Field Work
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Birds
  • Expeditions
  • Firearms
  • Tafi Viejo, Argentina
  • Ornithology
  • Argentina
  • Mountains--Argentina
  • Ornithologists

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-0429 and 1502

Physical description

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

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