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Secretary Wetmore's Camp at Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
United States Bureau of Biological Survey
September 24, 1920
Photographic print
Group, candid
Physical Description
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Standard number
SIA2012-0860 or Wetmore #1395
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
There are a variety of pictures from Wetmore's field work in Latin America at this SIA location.
Several men, women, and children Lengua Indians in Alexander Wetmore's camp talking with Carl Hettman at Laguna Wall, Kilometro 200, west of Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay on September 24, 1920. Hettman is standing with his back to the camera, wearing a white hat and a dark vest. The people are gathered around a large wagon with several crates and jugs and other supplies visible around them. This photograph was taken by Alexander Wetmore, noted ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1944-1952, while conducting field work for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey throughout the islands of the Caribbean and various Latin American countries.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 170, Album: I "Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay - 1920"
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Data Source
Smithsonian Archives - History Div