Porto Bello Bay, Panama

ID: SIA2010-0023 and 96-4632

Creator: Busck, August

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. 69, figure 75

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Summary

Boats are on Porto Bello Bay and beyond is the excavated mountain where the rock used for the Gatun Dam was secured. 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. August Busck ,of the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), was a member of the field party and took this picture.

Subject

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology
  • Panama Canal Zone
  • 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. 69, figure 75

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

No restrictions

Topic

  • Mountains
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Landscapes
  • Bays
  • Natural History
  • Gatun Dam
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
  • Field Work
  • Surveying
  • Tropical Biology
  • Natural history
  • Mountains--Panama

Place

  • Panama
  • Portobelo (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2010-0023 and 96-4632

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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