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Album 1 Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, 1920-1921 : includes photographs of Wetmore, James Lee Peters, and Wilfrid B. Alexander
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Album 1 Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, 1920-1921 : includes photographs of Wetmore, James Lee Peters, and Wilfrid B. Alexander

Related Titles

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

1920-1921

Notes

English

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, Chile, and Peru. Photographs sometimes include numbers (assigned by Wetmore), date, and caption with description and location. Photographs document vegetation (Latin and common names), varying terrain (wetlands, mountains, valleys, rivers) of the areas he observed, birds and their nests, examples of his transport, colleagues, local workers, examples of local structures and residences including an adobe brick hut, and cities and towns visited. Locations include vicinity of Mendoza, Buenos Aires and Pampa in Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay. Includes photographs of Wetmore, James Lee Peters, and Wilfrid B. Alexander.

Subjects

Argentina , Buenos Aires , Chile , Field notes , Mendoza , migratory birds , Montevideo , Ornithology , Pampa , Peru , Photograph albums , United States National Museum , Uruguay

BHL Collections

Smithsonian Field Books collection

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.97811

 

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