Charles Doolittle Walcott excavating Burgess Shale

unknownc. 1915

Parks Canada

Parks Canada
Gatineau, Canada

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), paleontologist and fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1907-1927). Walcott, along with two other men, is shown excavating the Burgess Shale in British Columbia, Canada. Walcott is the man with the wide brim hat.


  • Title: Charles Doolittle Walcott excavating Burgess Shale
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: c. 1915
  • Location Created: Walcott Quarry, Canada
  • Subject Keywords: The National Parks of Canada
  • Rights: Smithsonian Institution Archives Permission for Parks Canada Use.

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