Alexander Wetmore Canopy Bridge, Panama

ID: SIA2010-1518 or 801-26

Creator: Trapido, Harold

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1973

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 21, Folder: 12

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Summary

A canopy bridge in the Bayano River Basin in Panama named the Alexander Wetmore Bridge in honor of ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Alexander Wetmore. The photograph shows span of the bridge through the trees. There is one unidentified man standing on the bridge. This bridge is used to trap and band birds in the high canopy of the trees.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See also Negative Numbers SIA2010-1516 (801-22), SIA2010-1517 (801-23), SIA2010-1519 (801-30), and 98-3498 for other photographs of the bridge.
  • Ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1944-1952), Alexander Wetmore, conducted extensive field work in Panama, concluding in his three volume work, "The Birds of Panama."
  • The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in the original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 21, Folder: 12

Contact information

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

Date

1973

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Topic

  • Bridges
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Bayano River Basin Station
  • Alexander Wetmore Bridge, Panama
  • Birds
  • Field Work
  • Field work
  • Natural areas
  • Ornithology--Field work

Place

  • Panama
  • Bayano Basin
  • Bayano River

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-1518 or 801-26

Physical description

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

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