Gedón Hartmann and Jim Anderson

ID: SIA2010-3501 or Wetmore 6210

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: February 6, 1957

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 184, Folder: Panama 1957 Part 1

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Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann, holding a firearm, stands on the bank of the river. Jim Anderson stands in the water, beside a boat at the Rio Mandinga, Panama.


  • Hartmann, Armagedón
  • Anderson, Jim


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a ornithological expedition to Panama.
  • When Wetmore made his trips to Panama, he always requested Ratibor Hartmann to be his assistant. Ratibor Hartmann was the eldest son of Alois Hartmann, who had helped on medical and naturalists' expeditions because of his knowledge of the area and Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions in the field. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmannn accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 184, Folder: Panama 1957 Part 1

Contact information

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


February 6, 1957

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Landscapes
  • Transportation
  • Rivers
  • Firearms
  • Panamanians




  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-3501 or Wetmore 6210

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.6h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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