A man fighting a bull in Soná, Veraguas, Panama, 1953

ID: SIA2009-0563 and 5106

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: May 24, 1953

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Panama 1953

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Summary

Image of a man fighting a bull in Soná, Veraguas, Panama. The man is standing in the ring holding a cape and the bull is charging towards the man. Bystanders are standing and sitting around the ring which is enclosed by a fence made out of wood. The ring is also surrounded by several buildings. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on May 24, 1953, during an ornithological expedition 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. #5106. A film of this trip, showing the bull-fight and procession, is located in the Watson M. Perrygo Papers, RU 7306.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Panama 1953

Contact information

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

Date

May 24, 1953

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Cities and towns
  • Bulls
  • Villages
  • Bullfights
  • Indians of Central America
  • Buildings--Panama

Place

  • Panama
  • Soná, Veraguas (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-0563 and 5106

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print

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