Hotel Washington in Colón, Panama, 1923-1924

ID: SIA2009-2917 and Hitchcock #1100

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

Form/Genre: Panama

Date: 1923-1924

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

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  • A rear view of the Hotel Washington in Colón, Panama. There is a statue in the courtyard of the hotel.
  • 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 a 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.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The negative number #1100 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album.
  • For other view of Washington Hotel and surrounding area, see Negs. SIA2009-2918, SIA2010-0715, SIA2010-0716, SIA2010-0717, and SIA2010-0718.

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

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



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ID Number

SIA2009-2917 and Hitchcock #1100

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 5.3w x 3.4h ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Photographic print

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