Ratibor Hartmann with a Raccoon

ID: SIA2010-1169 or Wetmore 3719 and SIA2010-1168 or Wetmore 3718

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: March 10, 1949

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 2, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006 Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 177, Album: Panama 1949

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Summary

Ratibor Hartmann on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone, Panama, is feeding a raccoon.

Author

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Subject

  • Hartmann, Ratibor
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
  • The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to Panama to study birds.
  • When Wetmore made his trips to Panama, he always requested Ratibor Hartmann to be his assistant. Ratibor Hartmann was the eldest son of Alois Hartmann, who had helped on medical and naturalists' expeditions because of his knowledge of the area and Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions in the field. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmannn accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 2, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006 Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 177, Album: Panama 1949

Contact information

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

Date

March 10, 1949

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Topic

  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Animals
  • Raccoons
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Panamanians

Place

  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-1169 or Wetmore 3719 and SIA2010-1168 or Wetmore 3718

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and white; Size: 5.5w x 3h; 4.5w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print

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