Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7455
Collected Glass Plate Negatives of Panama, circa 1927-1932 and undated
This collection consists of glass plate negatives and lantern slides of Panama and its environs. The glass plate negatives are of plants, animals, and various sites in Panama. Included are many negatives of diseased palm trees and a few images of the San Blas Islands. The photographer of the negatives is unknown, as is their provenance. The lantern slides document the establishment of the laboratory on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), part of the United States Canal Zone Biological Area. The images primarily feature buildings and other facilities.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Environmental laboratories
- Natural history
- Palms -- Panama
- San Blas Islands (Panama)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7455, Collected Glass Plate Negatives of Panama