Album 2 Panama, 1959, volume 1 : includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact
Download IIIF ManifestRequest permissionsDownload image Print


The photograph album (Volume 1) documents Alexander Wetmore's collecting efforts in Panama in 1959. Photographs are numbered, and captioned with location, description, and date. Subject matter includes waterways and shorelines; travel by cayuco; villages and individual structures; candid images of colleagues, Choco Indians, Panamanian employees,and families; preparation of specimens; transport of supplies; examples of local building practices; camp sites; vegetation of collecting sites; and examples of jungle rats (source of blood samples). Locations include the vicinity of Darien in the Canal Zone. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 24, 1959

End Date

Feb 28, 1959

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Choco Indians


  • Panama
  • Canal Zone
  • Darién


  • 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


Box 190 Folder 2