Santo Tomás Hospital from Gorgas Memorial Site

ID: SIA2010-0710 or Hichcock #1086a

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 29, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118

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Summary

In Panama City, Panama, the Santo Tomás Hospital buildings, as viewed from the Gorgas Memorial Institute site, are under construction.

Author

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

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Scientists are on 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, who first 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.
  • The negative number #1086a is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album. For other views of Santo Tomás Hospital see Negs. SIA2010-0708, SIA2010-0711 and SIA2010-0712.
  • 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

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 29, 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

1923-1924

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Hospitals
  • Buildings, Construction
  • Hospitals--Panama

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2010-0710 or Hichcock #1086a

Physical description

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

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