Thomas Barbour and Nick Brooks

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Thomas Barbour (1884-1946) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and the Institute for Research in Tropical America (IRTA) and Nick Brooks, Darien, Panama. The men have guns, and long knives (machettes), and one is holding a snake.


Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology


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Photograph included in the transcript of Graham Bell Fairchild Interview by Joel B. Hagen, June 7, 1989, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9559, Graham Bell Fairchild Oral History Interview

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Reptiles
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Institute for Research in Tropical America (IRTA)
  • Snakes
  • Brooks, Nick
  • Barbour, Thomas


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama


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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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