Cuna Indian Women and Children

ID: SIA2010-0002 or 97-60

Creator: Pittier, Henri

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1910-1911

Citation: "Completion of the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone," Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 59, No. 11, p. 16, figure 15

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Summary

Cuna Indian women and children from Urgandi, Coast of San Blas, Panama.

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. Professor Henri Pittier from the Bureau of Plant Industry, 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 Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 59, No. 11, p. 16, figure 15

Contact information

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

Date

circa 1910-1911

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Field Work
  • Ethnology
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Surveying
  • Children
  • Cuna Indians
  • Indians of Central America
  • Panamanians

Place

  • Panama
  • San Blas Islands (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0002 or 97-60

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.75w x 3.25h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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