Ciénaga Macana

ID: SIA2008-6158

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Landscape

Date: March 3, 1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948

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Summary

Image, taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, on an ornithological field trip to Panama, is of Ciénaga Macana, near El Rincón, Herrera, Panama. Ciénaga Macana, now known as La Ciénaga de las Macanas, is a large, widespread wetland. This place is considered today to be one of the best spots for aquatic species in the country. The wetland is a floodplain of the Santa Maria River, one of the largest in the Isthmus.

Author

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #3481

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948

Contact information

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

Date

March 3, 1948

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Natural History
  • School field trips
  • Rivers
  • Natural areas
  • Wetlands
  • Field trips
  • Natural history

Place

  • Herrera (Panama : Province)
  • Panama
  • La Ciénaga de las Macanas (Herrera, Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Landscape
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2008-6158

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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