Barro Colorado Island -- Vegetation Next to a Clearing

ID: SIA2009-2920 and Hitchcock 1103

Creator: Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2

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Summary

  • Vegetation next to a clearing on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, now part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
  • The image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium while on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924. Smithsonian staff members 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, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America.

Author

Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The negative number #1103 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2

Contact information

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

Date

1923-1924

Restrictions & Rights

United States Department of Agriculture

Topic

  • Field Stations
  • Natural History
  • Islands
  • Plants
  • Landscapes
  • Tropical Biology
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Natural history

Place

  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2009-2920 and Hitchcock 1103

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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