Building Water Tank on Barro Colorado

ID: 92-15290

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, IHD Photo File

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James Zetek, director of the Canal Zone Biological Area, Francisco "Chi Chi" Vitola, chief of the labor force, and Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore standing in front of construction of a new water tank on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal watershed. The CZBA is now the Smithsonian Tropical Research. Institute.


  • Vitola, Francisco
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Zetek, James b. 1886
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, IHD Photo File

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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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  • Construction
  • Secretaries
  • Entomologists
  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory


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


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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