Forest, Pirri Mountains, Panama

ID: SIA2010-0017 and 96-4624

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. 64, figure 69

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Summary

The forest, at 5,200 feet elevation in the Pirri Mountains, eastern Panama, consists largely of palms and includes many tree ferns. From 1910 to 1912 the Smithsonian participated in the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 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.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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. 64, figure 69

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
  • Ferns
  • Landscapes
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
  • Pirri Mountains
  • Field Work
  • Flora and fauna
  • Surveying
  • Plants
  • Tropical Biology
  • Palm trees
  • Mountains--Panama
  • Botany

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0017 and 96-4624

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3.75w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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