Bay Near Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama

ID: SIA2010-0704 or Hitchcock 1081a

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118, and Record Unit 299, Box 14

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Summary

Bay near the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama, showing part of a site for the proposed Marine Biological Laboratory, which was never built. Smithsonian scientists visited Panama after a field station was created on Barro Colorado Island, now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in the Panama Canal watershed.

Author

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

Subject

  • Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Scientists are on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Smithsonian staff 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, now known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America.
  • Albert S. Hitchcock was a botanist with the United States Agriculture Department's Bureau of Plant Industry and Honorary Curator of Grasses at the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian.
  • The negative number #1081a is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album. For other views of the site for Gorgas Memorial Institute see Negs. SIA 2010-0705, SIA2010-0706, SIA2010-0707, SIA2010-0709, and SIA201-0714.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118, and Record Unit 299, Box 14

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1923-1924

Restrictions & Rights

United States Department of Agriculture

Topic

  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Landscapes

Place

  • Panama, Bay of (Panama)
  • Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0704 or Hitchcock 1081a

Physical description

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

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