Alexander Wetmore in his Youth

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Ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1944-1952), Alexander Wetmore at age 15 in his home in North Freedom, Wisconsin. Wetmore is seen here with birds, from his collection, with binoculars, and eggs sitting on a table. He holds on his lap a journal titled "Bird Lore." Writing on the back of the print states that the photo was taken "about October 15, 1901."


Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 24, Folder: 33

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  • Taxidermy
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Specimens
  • Birds
  • Children
  • Bird Lore (Journal)
  • Ornithology




  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

17021 or MNH-17021

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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