Mrs. Ventura Barnes and Dr. Henri Pittier, Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela

ID: SIA2010-1239 and 390

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: October 24, 1937

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

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Summary

Mrs. Ventura Barnes and Dr. Henri Pittier, Swiss-born geographer and botanist, in Ocumare, de la Costa, Venezuela. 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. The image was taken by Alexander Wetmore, sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist, while on scientific expedition in the region.

Author

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Subject

Pittier, Henri

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

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

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

October 24, 1937

Restrictions & Rights

Unknown

Topic

  • Alexander Wetmore Papers
  • Plants
  • Geographers
  • Botany
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Venezuela
  • Botanists

Place

  • Ocumare de la Costa (Venezuela)
  • Venezuela

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-1239 and 390

Physical description

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

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