Charles D. Walcott in Field with Horses

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Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), paleontologist and fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian (1907-1927). Walcott is in the field in the Canadian Rockies where he uncovered the Burgess Shale. Walcott made annual field trips to the Canadian Rockies from 1907 to 1925. In this image, he is standing between two horses holding a stick in his left hand. A lake in a typical U-shaped glacial valley cut into horizontally bedded Paleozoic rocks is visible behind him.


Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 24, Folder 2A

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


c. 1920

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  • Mountains
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • Clothing and dress
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Burgess Shale (B.C.)
  • Paleontology


  • Canada
  • British Columbia


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 4.75w x 4h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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