Wetmore at Riacho Pilaga, Argentina, 1920

ID: SIA2012-0870 or Wetmore 22025

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: August 14, 1920

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Folder: 1

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Ornithologist Alexander Wetmore at Riacho Pilaga, Formosa, Argentina, August 14, 1920, while conducting field work for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey, He holds a gun with his right hand and also is holding a dead bird. A knife is in his left hand. Wetmore conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the islands of the Caribbean and various Latin American countries. Wetmore later served as sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • United States Bureau of Biological Survey


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Folder: 1

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


August 14, 1920

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  • Riacho Pilaga
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Birds
  • Rifles
  • Argentina
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2012-0870 or Wetmore 22025

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 2 3/4w x 3 3/4h (orig.); Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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