Scientists Leaving Barro Colorado Island

ID: SIA2009-2919 and Hitchcock 1102

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Album 1

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Summary

A group of scientists leaves Barro Colorado Island in a small boat, during 1923. 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, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. It was called the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA). Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone. The boat is in Gatun Lake. Barro Colorado Island eventually became the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Author

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

Subject

  • Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Album 1

Contact information

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

Date

1923-1924

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Field Work

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-2919 and Hitchcock 1102

Physical description

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

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