Three Hundred Year Old Church, Parita, Panama

ID: SIA2008-6161

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: March 7, 1948

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

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Summary

Image is of a three hundred year old church in Parita, Herrera, Panama. The steeple is inlaid with pearl shells. Taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #3505
  • Parita was founded in 1556 as Santa Elena and was later renamed. The town church, Iglesia Santo Domingo de Guzmán, was built a century later. It's a simple but attractive church filled with ornately carved woodwork.

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 7, 1948

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Plazas
  • Architecture
  • Natural History
  • Shells
  • School field trips
  • Church buildings
  • Church architecture
  • Field trips
  • Natural history
  • Decorative arts

Place

  • Herrera (Panama : Province)
  • Herrera
  • Parita River Valley (Panama)
  • Parita
  • Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

SIA2008-6161

Physical description

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

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