Alexander Wetmore and Gedon (Armagedón) Hartmann

ID: SIA2011-2166 or Wetmore 5593

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: March 26, 1954

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

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Alexander Wetmore and Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann stand at the rear of a jeep. Wetmore holds in his right hand a gun resting on the ground. They are in Western Chiriquí, Panama, near the Rio Colorado.


  • Hartmann, Armagedón
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • 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 Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions in the field. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.
  • The image was taken during a scientific expedition to Panama by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.

Contained within

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

Contact information

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


March 26, 1954

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  • Jeep automobile
  • Transportation, Automotive
  • Firearms
  • Natural areas
  • Panamanians


  • Panama
  • Chiriquí (Panama : Province)


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-2166 or Wetmore 5593

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.62w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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