Roadside Store Near Zapotillo, 1953

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Image of a roadside store near Zapotillo, Veraguas, Panama. The image shows an army jeep parked outside the store and a group of people, native to Panama, standing on the store's porch. A Coca-Cola sign hangs from the store's roof. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on June 6, 1953, during an ornithological expedition to Panama.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Coca-Cola Company


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5171

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers Collection 7006, Box 179, Folder: Panama 1953

Contact information

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


June 6, 1953

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Roads
  • Jeep automobile
  • Secretaries
  • Birds
  • Ornithologists
  • Indians of Central America
  • Buildings--Panama


  • Las Palmas
  • Veraguas
  • Panama
  • Zapotillo


  • Exterior
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-0698 and 5171

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.5 x 4.5 ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Photographic print

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