Slides : U.S. Navy Galapagos Expedition, 1941 (2 of 3)

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The color slides document the work of Waldo L. Schmitt during the United States Navy Galapagos Expedition, 1941-1942. Slide labels include date, location, and description of scene; sometimes include time of day or name of person photographed. Images document travel enroute; monuments visited; coastlines and beaches; bodies of water; vegetation and terrain of islands; types of crabs, birds, and reptiles; botanical gardens and museums in Balboa and Panama City, Panama; participants at work on land and aboard ship; and a salt crater. Locations in Ecuador and Panama include the vicinity of Academy Bay [Bahía Academia]; Indefatigable island [Isla Santa Cruz]; Villamil; and James Island [Isla San Salvador].

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  • Colón, Archipiélago de
  • Ecuador
  • Academia, Bahía
  • Panama City
  • Panama
  • Balboa


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Slides (photographs)

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 126