Photographs, Slides, Movies, Lantern Slides, and Tape Recordings, circa 1924-1978
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977. Search this
This series consists mostly of photographic materials taken and collected by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt. Included are photographs, slides, movies, and lantern slides.
The photographs are mostly of people, including several of Schmitt. Of special interest are early underwater photographs taken by William Harding Longley at Tortugas, Florida
in the 1920's. The movies and most of the 35mm and lantern slides were made by Schmitt and others on scientific expeditions. Also included are tape recordings made on the
Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955 and of the "Remembrance to Waldo LaSalle Schmitt," March, 1978. Other photographs can be found in the expedition files, Series
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7231, Waldo L. Schmitt Papers