Prints of fish specimens and of people and localities in Panama, particularly those connected with the fishing industry, 1935

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Black-and-white photographs document Isaac Ginsburg's field work in locations in Panama, particularly connected with the fishing industry, 1935. For negatives, see Folder 37 or refer to number on print. Captions are in the reverse side of images, sometimes noting that location was site of specimen collection. The subject matter includes views of islands and shoreline, facilities at Barro Colorado Laboratory, wetlands, locals and colleagues using cayucos in local waters, shark specimens, examples of local vegetation, and views of Kingston (Jamaica). Locations in Panama include the vicinity of Pedro Gonzalez Island, Pearl Islands [Archipiélago de las Perlas], Madden Lake [Lago Alajuela], Chilibrillo cave, and Rio Chiriquí Viejo.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 07, 1935

End Date

Mar 03, 1935

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  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama
  • Chiriquí Viejo, Río
  • Perlas, Archipiélago de las
  • Pedro González, Isla
  • Alajuela, Lago
  • Kingston
  • Canal Zone
  • Jamaica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007187

Collection name

Isaac Ginsburg Papers, circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958

Physical Description

27 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 8 Folder 18