Barro Colorado Island from Gatun Lake

ID: 92-15292

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Box 33, Folder: Gatun Lake

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Barro Colorado Island, Panama, was created when the Chagras River was dammed to create Gatun Lake as a watershed for the Panama Canal. The picture of the island shows a tree and a tree stump in the water. Barro Colorado Island, which was home to the Canal Zone Biological Area, was renamed in 1964 the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Box 33, Folder: Gatun Lake

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


c. 1940s

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  • Chagres River, Panama
  • Landscapes
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Research institutes
  • Tropical Biology
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory


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


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

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Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 7.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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