Primates, photos, mostly Barro Colorado Island, Panama (1 of 3)

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Two envelopes of black-and-white photographs depict the observed behaviors of primates on Barro Colorado Island as documented by M. Moynihan, December 30, 1959 - April 14, 1960. The first envelope includes mostly up close images of primates facial expressions, sometimes their full forms, and one image of countryside (assumed to be Barro Colorado). Dates are listed in the reverse side along with unidentified information. Second envelope contains mostly full images of the behaviors of individual and groups of primates in cages and in trees.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 30, 1959

End Date

Apr 14, 1960

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  • Ethology
  • Animal behavior
  • Primates
  • Mammalogy


  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama


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

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-096

Collection name

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Physical Description

2 envelopes

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 29