William Warfield photographs of petroglyphs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.235
Creators:
Warfield, William, 1891-1947
Dates:
circa 1920-1924
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
6 gelatin silver prints
Repository:
This collection contains 6 gelatin silver prints depicting petroglyphs in Venezuela circa 1920-1924. The photographs were collected or shot by William Warfield, the Director for Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey in Argentina at the time.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 6 gelatin silver prints depicting petroglyphs in Cañon Hombre Pintado, Buchivacoa Municipality in Venezuela, circa 1920-1924. The photographs depict three unidentified men posing with the petroglyphs. William Warfield, Director for Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey in Argentina, may have shot the photographs during a research expedition or he may be depicted in the photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection arranged in a folder by image number.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Diplomat and Oil Executive William Warfield was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1891. He studied Geology at Princeton and went on to conduct scientific research and serve as a consulting mining geologist in British Guiana and Trinidad; Mesopotamia and Arabia; and India from 1912 to 1913. Warfield went on to work in the foreign producing department of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and later became the Director of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey in Argentina, Venezuela, and Bolivia from circa 1920 to 1926. He also served as President Trinidad Oil Fields, Inc. from 1926 to 1927 and as the Director Standard Aircraft Products from 1940 to 1941.
William Warfield died on March 16, 1947.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2019.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William Warfield in 1924.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Warfield photographs from Venezuela, NMAI.AC.235; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Venezuela Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroglyphs -- Venezuela Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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