Haiti: Port-au-Prince, 1923-1924

ID: SIA2009-2916 and Hitchcock 1099

Creator: Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935

Form/Genre: Landscape

Date: 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2

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Summary

  • Image of the shoreline of Haiti. The caption reads, "Hayti. Port au Prince from [S.S.] Panama at dock." Buildings can be seen at the water's edge and a large boat can be seen in the water. Mountains can be seen in the background.
  • The image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium while on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924. Smithsonian staff members were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, who first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America.

Author

Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935

Subject

  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The negative number #1099 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2

Contact information

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

Date

1923-1924

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Natural History
  • Plants
  • Landscapes
  • Tropical Biology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Botany
  • Natural history

Place

  • Haiti
  • Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Form/Genre

  • Landscape
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-2916 and Hitchcock 1099

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 5.9w x 3.5h ; Type of Image: Landscape ; Medium: Photographic print

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