Wall in Rear of Washington Hotel, Colón, Panama

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In the rear of the Washington Hotel to protect the land from the surf, there are concrete blocks in the water and a wall along the shoreline of a bay at Colón, Panama, along the seacoast of the Caribbean.


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


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, 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 #1095 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, SIA2010-0715, SIA2010-0716, SIA2010-0717, SIA2010-0718 and SIA2010-0720.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 29, 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



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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Natural History
  • Bays
  • Ecology
  • Plants
  • Tropical Biology
  • Natural history
  • Botany
  • Conservation


  • Panama
  • Colón (Panama)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0719 or Hitchcock #1095

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5.38w x 3.13h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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