View from Window of Washington Hotel, Colón, Panama

ID: SIA2010-0715 or 1091

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

Form/Genre: Panama

Date: c. 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-111829, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118

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Summary

Photo labeled "Washington hotel, Colon, view from window." Palm trees line the wall of an outside area and buildings are beyond.

Author

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

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • This image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock one of several Smithsonian scientists who were on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone from 1923-1924. 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.
  • 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 #1091 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. SIA2009-2917, SIA2009-2918, SIA2010-0716, SIA2010-0717, SIA2010-0718, SIA2010-0719 and SIA2010-0720.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-111829, 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

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Hotels
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Architecture
  • Natural History
  • Plants
  • Palm trees
  • Tropical Biology
  • Buildings--Panama
  • Natural history
  • Botany

Place

  • Panama
  • Colón (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Panama
  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0715 or 1091

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and white; Size: 5.25w x 3h; Type of Image: Landscape; Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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