Mayan Mound in Guatemala

ID: SIA2011-1375 and Wetmore # 977

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: November 26, 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 174, Album 2

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Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, visited Costa Rica to collect bird specimens for the United States National Museum, traveled to examine the biological laboratory on Barro Colorado Island in Panama, and went to an archaeological site in Guatemala in 1940. These Mayan mounds were at the archaeological site in Quirigua, Guatemala Wetmore visited.


Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 174, Album 2

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November 26, 1940

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  • Archaeology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Antiquities
  • Secretaries
  • Anthropology
  • Field Work
  • Guatemala
  • Maya
  • Mayas


  • Guatemala
  • Quiriguá Site (Guatemala)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

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SIA2011-1375 and Wetmore # 977

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 2.75h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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