View of Bay Near Gorgas Memorial Institute

ID: SIA2010-0707 or Hichcock # 1083a

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118

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Summary

Future site for the Gorgas Memorial Institute, Panama City, Panama, is on the right with Panama Bay in the background.

Author

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

Subject

  • Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • During the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, Smithsonian staff 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 established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, now known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America.
  • Albert S. Hitchcock was a botanist with the United States Agriculture Department's Bureau of Plant Industry and Honorary Curator of Grasses at the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian.
  • The negative number #1083a is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album. For other views of the site for Gorgas Memorial Institute see Negs. SIA2010-0704, SIA 2010-0705, SIA2010-0709, and SIA201-0714.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1923-1924

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Topic

  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Natural History
  • Plants
  • Tropical Biology
  • Natural history
  • Botany

Place

  • Panama, Bay of (Panama)
  • Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0707 or Hichcock # 1083a

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and white; Size: 6.25w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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