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Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 : black and white photographs and color prints, some identified

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 112
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Caribbean Sea
Yucatán, Península de
Ascensión, Bahía de la
Cozumel, Isla de
Tulum, Ruinas de
Quintana Roo
Date Range:
Start Date:
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Photographs (color and black and white) document work completed during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 [Smithsonian-Bredin Expedition to Yucatan (1960)]. Images have information listed on reverse side and have captions typed on attached paper. Images show monuments; grounded sailing vessels; candid images of local inhabitants at work on boats; images of harbor of San Miguel; crustaceans and their environment as well as crab larvae, jellyfish, and sponges; participants collecting specimens; examples of Homaledra sabalella discovered to be in Mexican flora; mangroves and their roots; and Tulum ruins. Photographs may have been intended for publication. Locations in Mexico include vicinity of Yucatan including Ascension Bay [Bahía de la Ascensión], Cozumel Island, Ruinas de Tulum, and Quintana Roo.
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Accession #:
SIA RU007231
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
See more records associated with this person:
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
See more records associated with this expedition:
Smithsonian-Bredin Expedition to Yucatan (1960)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project