Gedón Hartmann and Vicente Alvarez

ID: SIA2009-4285 or Wetmore Negative Number 6101

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: January 28, 1956

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 183, Folder Album: Panama and Coiba, 1956

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Summary

At Playa Blanca, Coiba Island, Panama, Gedón (Armagedón Hartmann, center) and Vicente Alvarez (right) are seated in chairs placed on the ground in front of a building as they wait for transportation. Two other unidentified people are also in the picture (one seated, left and one seated on the porch). In the distance, on the right, is another building.

Subject

  • Alvarez, Vicente
  • Hartmann, Armagedón

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to Panama to Coiba Island. Wetmore Negative Number 6101.
  • From 1919 to 1991, Coiba Island was a penal colony. Fear of the prison and its inmates deterred visitors from the island. As such, about 80% of the natural areas on the island remain undisturbed. The island is also host to many endemic species. Both of these factors made the island ideal for Wetmore's scientific expedition. The officers and convicts pictured in Wetmore's images from the expedition were part of the penal colony. Some even worked as laborers for the expedition. Today, the island is no longer a penal colony. Instead, it is one of 38 islands composing Coiba National Park, a World Heritage Site.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 183, Folder Album: Panama and Coiba, 1956

Contact information

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

Date

January 28, 1956

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Architecture
  • Islands
  • Panamanians
  • Buildings--Panama

Place

  • Panama
  • Coiba Island (Panama)
  • Playa Blanca, Coiba Island, Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group

ID Number

SIA2009-4285 or Wetmore Negative Number 6101

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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