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Field notes made by Marsh on the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1912

Collection name:
United States National Museum Collected Manuscripts, Correspondence, Drawings, Photographs, and Notes on Invertebrate Zoology, 1871-1951 and undated
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3A Folder 12
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Rio Grande
Trinidad, Río
Chilibre, Río
Date Range:
1912
Start Date:
1912
End Date:
1912
Topic:
Plankton
Algae
Invertebrates
Accession #:
SIA RU007260
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Abstract:
These are the field notes of Charles Dwight Marsh from the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1912. Also includes letter from John R. Downes to Marsh (February 12, 1912). Includes a transcript. The notebook is on plankton; algae sampling is ordered by specimen number with varying degrees of description. Usually includes type, location, and date. Sometimes includes description of vegetation in collecting environment, type of body of water, and method of storage. Locations in Panama include Catun Lake, Trinidad River, Chilibre River, and Rio Grande.
See more records from this collection:
United States National Museum Collected Manuscripts, Correspondence, Drawings, Photographs, and Notes on Invertebrate Zoology, 1871-1951 and undated
See more records associated with this person:
Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
See more records associated with this expedition:
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1910-1912)
Data Source:
Field Book Registry
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Notebook Page of Charles Dwight Marsh

Author:
Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
Subject:
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 3.5w x 6.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Panama
Date:
January 1912
Topic:
Field Work
Botanists
Scientific expeditions
Field Notes
Field trips
Standard number:
SIA2010-1162
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A page of observations from Charles Dwight Marsh's field notebook used during a trip to the Canal Zone, Panama, as a member of the Smithsonian Institution's sponsored Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone. He was a botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7260, Box 3A, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Rocky Island, Panama Bay, with Frigate Birds

Author:
Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Panama Canal Zone
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 3.75w x 2.63h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Date:
1912
Topic:
Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
Field Work
Tropical Biology
Rocky Island, Panama Bay
Frigate birds
Birds
Invertebrate biology
Plankton
Islands
Natural areas
Scientific expeditions
Bays
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-0028 and 96-4627
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Frigate birds flying around Rocky Island in Panama Bay. Plankton collections were made near this spot attracted the birds. 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. Dr. Charles D. Marsh, from the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), was a member of the field party and took this picture
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. 73, figure 80
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Across the Harbor at Porto Bello, Panama

Author:
Pittier, Henri
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 4.16w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Portobelo (Panama)
Portobelo Bay (Panama)
Date:
1910-1911
Topic:
Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911
Field Work
Boats and boating
Harbor at Porto Bello, Panama
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Bays
Buildings--Panama
Natural areas
Standard number:
SIA2010-0010 and 97-58
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A view of buildings across the harbor at Porto Bello, Panama, and a sailing boat on the water, taken by Professor Henri Pittier from the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, a member of the field party. 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
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. 22, figure 23
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Tropical Jungle, Panama

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 3.25w x 4.16h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Date:
1910-1911
Topic:
Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911
Field Work
Railroads--Panama
Tropical Biology
Tropical forest
Natural areas
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Botany
Standard number:
SIA2010-0013 and 97-59
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Photo of a tropical jungle on either side of the tracks of the Panama railroad, taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, from the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a member of the field party. 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
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. 24, figure 26
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Picachos de Ola, Panama

Author:
Pittier, Henri
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 4.16w x 3.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Veraguas (Panama : Province)
Date:
1910-1911
Topic:
Surveying
Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911
Field Work
Picachos de Ola, Panama
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Mountains--Panama
Natural areas
Standard number:
SIA2010-0014 and 97-57
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A view of Picachos de Ola (1,969 ft.), in Eastern Province of Veraguas, Panama, taken by Professor Henri Pittier, of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, a member of the field party. 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
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. 25, figure 27
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Hydrographic Gauging Station, Panama

Author:
Busck, August
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1, Color: Black and White; Size: 4.16w x 2.38h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Alhajuela (Panama)
Date:
1912
Topic:
Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
Field Work
Tropical Biology
Chagres River, Panama
Hydrographic gauging station
Hydrographics
Natural areas
Rivers
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-0021 and 96-4634
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The hydrographic gauging station, above Alhajuela, Panama, along the Chagres River where August Busck made his headquarters as he explored the surrounding countryside. 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
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. 67, figure 73
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Coconut Palms, Paraiso, Panama

Author:
Busck, August
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 3.0w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Date:
1912
Topic:
Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
Field Work
Tropical Biology
Entomology
Coconut Palms, Paraiso, Panama
Natural areas
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Botany
Standard number:
SIA2010-0022 and 96-4622
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Two coconut palms, Paraiso, Panama: one normal; the other denuded by caterpillars. 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
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. 68, figure 74
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Waterfall, Cana, Darien, Panama

Author:
Hildebrand, Samuel F
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Fisheries
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1, Size: 4.0w x 2.75h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Date:
1912
Topic:
Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
Field Work
Tropical Biology
Waterfalls
Rio Grande, Panama
Natural areas
Rivers
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-0020 and 96-4631
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A waterfall from a small side-stream on the Rio Grande, near Cana, Darien, Panama. 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. Samuel F. Hildebrand, from the Bureau of Fisheries, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), was a member of the field party and took this picture
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. 67, figure 72
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Porto Bello Bay, Panama

Author:
Busck, August
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Portobelo (Panama)
Date:
1912
Topic:
Surveying
Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
Field Work
Tropical Biology
Boats and boating
Gatun Dam
Scientific expeditions
Bays
Natural history
Mountains--Panama
Standard number:
SIA2010-0023 and 96-4632
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Steamer "Cana" Used for Transportation in Panama

Author:
Goldman, Edward Alphonso
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.16w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Date:
1912
Topic:
Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1912
Field Work
Tropical Biology
Boats and boating
Cana (boat)
Transportation
Darien Gold Mining Co
Rio Tuyra, Panama
Natural areas
Rivers
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-0019 and 96-4623
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The steamer "Cana," of the Darien Gold Mining Co., docked on the Rio Tuyra is enroute from Panama City to Marraganti in eastern Panama. 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
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. 66, figure 71
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Abandoned Lion Hill Railroad Station, Panama

Author:
Goldman, Edward Alphonso
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 4.16w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Gatun Lake (Panama)
Date:
1910-1911
Topic:
Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911
Field Work
Lion Hill Railroad Station (Panama)
Railroads--Panama
Transportation
Railroad stations--Panama
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-0008 and 97-50
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Abandoned Lion Hill railroad station. This part of the railroad will be submerged when Gatun Lake is filled for the construction of the Panama Canal. 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
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. 20, figure 21
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Cover to Charles Dwight Marsh's Notebook

Author:
Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
Subject:
United States Department of Agriculture
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 3.5w x 6.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Digital image
Type:
Document
Digital Image
Place:
Panama
Date:
1912
Topic:
Botanists
Field Work
Scientific expeditions
Standard number:
SIA2010-1161
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Cover to Charles Dwight Marsh's notebook used during a trip to the Canal Zone, Panama, as a member of the Smithsonian Institution's sponsored Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone. He was a botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7260, Box 3A, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Termite Nest near Aguadulce

Author:
Pittier, Henri
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 3.5w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Aguadulce (Aguadulce, Panama)
Date:
1910-1911
Topic:
Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911
Field Work
Termite Nest
Termites
Entomology
Natural areas
Scientific expeditions
Biology
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-0009 and 97-51
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Photo of a termite nest, near Aguadulce, Panama, taken by Professor Henri Pittier from the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, a member of the field party. 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
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. 21, figure 22
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Panama Bay, 1923-1924

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Washington Hotel
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 5.9w x 3.6h ; Type of Image: Landscape ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Panama
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Colón (Panama)
Panama, Bay of (Panama)
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Field Stations
Tropical Biology
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Botany
Hotels
Buildings--Panama
Palm trees
Standard number:
SIA2009-2918 and Hitchcock 1101
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The negative number #1101 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album
Summary:
A view of Panama Bay in Colón, Panama. The image was taken from the front of the Hotel Washington. Palm trees can be seen lining the shoreline
The image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium while on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924. Smithsonian staff members were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, who first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Hotel Washington in Colón, Panama, 1923-1924

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Washington Hotel
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 5.3w x 3.4h ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Panama
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Colón (Panama)
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Field Stations
Tropical Biology
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Botany
Hotels
Buildings--Panama
Statues
Standard number:
SIA2009-2917 and Hitchcock #1100
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The negative number #1100 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album
For other view of Washington Hotel and surrounding area, see Negs. SIA2009-2918, SIA2010-0715, SIA2010-0716, SIA2010-0717, and SIA2010-0718
Summary:
A rear view of the Hotel Washington in Colón, Panama. There is a statue in the courtyard of the hotel
The image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium while on a biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924. Smithsonian staff members were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, who first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Barro Colorado Island -- The Approach to the Landing

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Panama
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Field Stations
Tropical Biology
Biology
Islands
Natural history
Botany
Standard number:
SIA2009-2923 and Hitchcock 1106
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The negative number #1106 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album
Summary:
The approach to the landing place for the laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, now part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama
The image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium while on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924. Smithsonian staff members were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, who first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Party of Scientists on Barro Colorado Island

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
Zetek, James b. 1886
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Panama Canal Zone
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 3h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
c. 1923
Topic:
Field Stations
Tropical Biology
Islands
Scientific expeditions
Naturalists
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-1167 and Hitchcock #1602
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The negative number #1602 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album
Summary:
A party of scientists is taking a lunch break by a shack on Barro Colorado Island. James Zetek is second from the left. Barro Colorado Island had been a mountaintop but became an island when Gatun Lake was created as the Panama Canal watershed. It was set aside as a nature reserve and tropical field station. Barro Colorado Island is now part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 20, Album 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Cornerstone of the Gorgas Memorial Institute

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.25w x 6.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Panama City (Panama)
Tropical medicine
Tropical Biology
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Botany
Standard number:
SIA2010-0705 or Hitchcock 1080a
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
During the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, Smithsonian staff were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America. A group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, now known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America
The negative number #1080a is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album. For other views of the site for Gorgas Memorial Institute see Negs. SIA2010-0704, SIA2010-0706, SIA2010-0707, SIA2010-0709, and SIA201-0714
Albert S. Hitchcock was a botanist with the United States Agriculture Department's Bureau of Plant Industry and Honorary Curator of Grasses at the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian
The Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1921 and was named after Dr. Gorgas. William C. Gorgas was a United States Army physician and 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1914-1918). He is best known for his work in Florida, Havana and at the Panama Canal in abating the transmission of yellow fever and malaria by controlling the mosquitoes that carry them at a time when there was considerable skepticism and opposition to such measures
Summary:
Set in a field is the cornerstone for the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama City, Panama
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Barro Colorado Island -- Submerged Forest

Author:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
Subject:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Gatun Lake (Panama)
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Field Stations
Tropical Biology
Islands
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Natural history
Botany
Standard number:
SIA2009-2921 and Hitchcock 1104
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The negative number #1104 is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album
Summary:
View of Barro Colorado Island in Gatun Lake, in the Panama Canal Zone. The image shows a submerged forest surrounding the island. Barro Colorado Island had been a mountaintop but became an island when Gatun Lake was created as the Panama Canal watershed. Tree stumps are still visible around the island today. Barro Colorado Island is now part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
The image was taken by Albert Spear Hitchcock, botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture and honorary curator of the Smithsonian's United States National Herbarium while on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924. Smithsonian staff members were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, who first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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