Album 2 Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala, 1940; Panama, 1944 : includes photographs of Wetmore and Joseph P. E. Morrison

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1940-1944

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Abstract

The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala, 1940; Panama, 1944. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Includes images of vegetation and the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory; site of excavations at Finca Piedades, Costa Rica; an airplane and resulting crowd at the Liberia airport; colleagues; vegetation and terrain; countryside and shorelines; lodgings; Mayan ruins; towns and structures; Quebrada in Costa Rica; the pack of supplies moving between sites; candid scenes with military who assisted Wetmore's efforts in Panama; camp site on San Jose island, Panama. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Joseph P. E. Morrison. Includes sites in the vicinity of: Guanacaste (Costa Rica) and Pearl Islands (Panama).

Date Range

1940-1944

Start Date

Oct 10, 1940

End Date

Mar 09, 1944

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Liberia
  • Barro Colorado
  • Hacienda Santa María
  • Panama
  • Perlas, Archipiélago de las
  • Guanacaste
  • Canal Zone
  • Costa Rica

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 Photograph album

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 174 Folder2