Aerial View of Barro Colorado Island

ID: MAH-45278 or 45278-A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1950s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, Box 12, Folder 6

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Summary

Aerial view of Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory showing docks, tramway and steps to top of island and the laboratory buildings. Opened in 1924 and called the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA), it was established as a research laboratory in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. In 1946 the operation was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and was dedicated to conducting long-term studies in tropical biology. It was renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in 1964.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, Box 12, Folder 6

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1950s

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Docks
  • Landscapes
  • Architecture
  • Research institutes
  • Tropical Biology
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Buildings

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Gatun Lake (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

MAH-45278 or 45278-A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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