Alexander Wetmore in his Youth

ID: 17021 or MNH-17021

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1900s

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

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Summary

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."

Author

Unknown

Subject

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

1901

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Wisconsin

Form/Genre

  • 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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