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Album 2 Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1920 : includes photographs of Wetmore, Carl Hettman, and Fred Hettman
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Album 2 Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1920 : includes photographs of Wetmore, Carl Hettman, and Fred Hettman

Title Variants

Alternative: Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1920

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Contained In: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Series: SIA RU007006

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history

By

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Type

Book

Material

Archival material

Publication info

1920

Notes

The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in South America for the U.S. Department Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey, 1920-1921. He was investigating the distribution of life zones of North American migratory birds in Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay. Photographs sometimes include numbers (assigned by Wetmore), date, and caption with description and location. Sometimes a lack of negative is indicated. Images document events through out his travels including the voyage to South America; life aboard ship; and sites throughout Montevideo, Uruguay. In vicinity of Las Palmas, Chaco, Argentina he includes images of vegetation, terrain, and examples of birds seen at observation sites; lodgings; scrub forest and savanna; Toba Indians and their homes; local markets; ferries and vessels at work on the rivers. For other locations, he documents much the same subject matter: lodgings, local laborers and farmers at work, local bird traps; wetlands; lengua indians; birds and their nests; sand dunes south of cabo san antonio ar; and transportation during trip. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Carl Hettman, and Fred Hettman.

Subjects

Argentina , Buenos Aires , Calao (Ship) , Chaco , Field notes , Formosa , Las Palmas , migratory birds , Montevideo , Ornithology , Paraguay , Photograph albums , San Antonio, Cabo , United States National Museum , Uruguay

BHL Collections

Smithsonian Field Books collection

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.107967

 

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