Alois S. Hartmann at his Finca, Santa Clara, Chiriquí, Panama

ID: SIA2011-2151 or Wetmore Number 5557

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


Date: March 16, 1954

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama, 1954

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Alois ("Louis") S. Hartmann stands in front of a house at Santa Clara, Chiriquí, Panama. A jeep is parked beside the house.


Hartmann, Alois S


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The image was taken when sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore was on a scientific expedition to Panama.
  • When Wetmore made his trips to Panama, he always requested Ratibor Hartmann to be his assistant. Ratibor Hartmann was the eldest son of Alois Hartmann, who had helped on medical and naturalists' expeditions because of his knowledge of the area and with Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions in the field from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.
  • The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in Wetmore's original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama, 1954

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


March 16, 1954

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Houses
  • Architecture
  • Jeep automobile
  • Farms
  • Transportation, Automotive
  • School field trips
  • Naturalists
  • Buildings--Panama
  • Field trips
  • Farmers
  • Panamanians


  • Santa Clara
  • Chiriqui
  • Panama
  • Chiriquí (Panama : Province)

ID Number

SIA2011-2151 or Wetmore Number 5557

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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