Filled-in Land in Front of Santo Tomás Hospital

ID: SIA2010-0711 or Hitchcock 1087a

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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In Panama City, Panama, filled-in land in front of the Santo Tomás Hospital which is under construction.


  • Santo Tomás Hospital
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • 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, 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 #1087a 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, SUA2910-0710, 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.

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

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  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Landscapes
  • Hospitals
  • Architecture
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Hospitals--Panama
  • Buildings--Panama




  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Exterior

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SIA2010-0711 or Hitchcock 1087a

Physical description

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

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