Alexander Wetmore - Photo Album of Wyoming 1910, Alaska 1911, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands 1912

About the Project

Always the observer, Alexander Wetmore (1886 - 1978) was still in college when he began working as an Agent of the Biological Survey, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. Within his first two years with the Bureau he had traveled from Alaska to the Virgin Islands studying the geographic distribution of birds and mammals and their impact on local economies. Wetmore, together with his colleagues, took pains to capture a visual record of their work, and this album spans that time.

Join other volunteers in transcribing the captions of these photographs and get a glimpse of life traveling across the country documenting animal life in the early days of the 20th century.

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