Matthew and Marion Stirling in Veracruz, Mexico

ID: 2004-11241 or 577

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1939

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

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Matthew W. and Marion I. Stirling at Boca San Miguel, Veracruz, Mexico, on 15 April 1939, dressed in field clothes, are standing outside a building with a wall made of horizontal boards and a thatched roof. Matthew Stirling was director of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution. They are there to conduct anthropological field work at Veracruz, Mexico.


  • Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Alexander Wetmore collected bird specimens for the United States National Museum in Mexico, 1939. He briefly joined Stirling in Veracruz, where the Stirlings were doing anthropological field work.

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,



Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Women
  • Veracruz, Mexico
  • Architecture
  • Clothing and dress
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Employees
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Boca San Miguel
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Field Work
  • Stirling, Marion I
  • Women--History
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Buildings




  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

2004-11241 or 577

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White; Size: 3 x 4; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record