Base of Field Operations, Cana, Panama

ID: SIA2010-0016 or 96-4635

Creator: Goldman, Edward Alphonso

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1912

Citation: "Completion of the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone," Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 60, No. 30, p. 63, figure 68

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Summary

Cana, eastern Panama, headquarters of the Darien Gold Mining Company. In 1912, these buildings were used as the base of field operations in the Pirri mountains for the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone.

Subject

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey
  • Panama Canal Zone
  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From 1910 to 1912, the Smithsonian participated in the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, field work designed to document the natural history of the Canal Zone prior to construction of the Panama Canal. Mr. Edward Alphonso Goldman from the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture was a member of the field-party and took this picture.

Contained within

"Completion of the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone," Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 60, No. 30, p. 63, figure 68

Contact information

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

Date

1912

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Mountains
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Natural History
  • Darien Gold Mining Co
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
  • Pirri Mountains
  • Field Work
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Flora and fauna
  • Surveying
  • Tropical Biology
  • Mountains--Panama
  • Natural history

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0016 or 96-4635

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3.63w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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