Alexander Wetmore and Henri Pittier in Venezuela

ID: SIA2010-1238 and 389

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: October 24, 1937

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7006, Box 174, Album 1

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Alexander Wetmore, sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist, and Henri Pittier, in Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela, 24 October 1937. Pittier was a Swiss-born geographer and botanist, who dedicated many years to the scientific study of Venezuela and began the Venezuelan National Park history.


  • Pittier, Henri
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


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Alexander Wetmore collected bird specimens for the US National Museum in Venezuela, in 1937.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7006, Box 174, Album 1

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


October 24, 1937

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Alexander Wetmore Papers
  • Botany
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Geographers
  • Plants
  • Venezuela
  • Botanists
  • Ornithologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Venezuela
  • Ocumare de la Costa (Venezuela)


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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SIA2010-1238 and 389

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3w x 3.75h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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