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News story on Prince George's County Police Department's first canine class.
News program. Part of Broadcast Programs. AV003541: news program from 001745 - 001811 [also on recording: Exhibition: The D.C. Public Schools Student Art, Malcolm X Day, Discussion: African Liberation Day]. Undated.
News Program: Police Dogs, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, Candid, Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Coiba Island (Panama)
January 20, 1956
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition in Panama and Coiba Island. Wetmore Negative Number 6065.
From 1919 to 1991, Coiba Island was a penal colony. Fear of the prison and its inmates deterred visitors from the island. As such, about 80% of the natural areas on the island remain undisturbed. The island is also host to many endemic species. Both of these factors made the island ideal for Wetmore's scientific expedition. The officers and convicts pictured in Wetmore's images from the expedition were part of the penal colony. Some even worked as laborers for the expedition. Today, the island is no longer a penal colony. Instead, it is one of 38 islands composing Coiba National Park, a World Heritage Site.
The police at ease on Coiba Island on January 20, 1956. There are seven policemen sitting on a bench along with a child. There is an eighth policeman standing to the right of the bench, leaning on it. Some of the policemen are in full uniform, while others are not. Some of the policemen have firearms in holsters on their belts, and a few are smoking. In the background, there are stairs leading up to a building at the top of the image. There is a man carrying a large load, balanced on his head, walking along the left side of the building.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 183, Folder Album: Panama and Coiba, 1956
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York, NY, to 1896 
From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in 1896 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Whistler List, Plates, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object is part of a group (consisting of a set of sixteen plates, as well as one impression of each plate) that was purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in January 1896.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Kollsman Corp. security officer's badge; quadfoil badge relief of an aircraft, column, caduseus, and ladder depicted; engraved letter text "KOLLSMAN PLANT DEFENSE" on center ring; enamel letter "D" with engraved numeral "280" inside.
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
The National Police Gazette detailed the events of Lincoln’s assassination.
John Wilkes Booth’s attack on Lincoln was part of a larger plot to assassinate national leaders and throw the North into turmoil. The conspirators also planned to murder Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward. Besides Booth, eight individuals were charged. Because the plot was considered an act of war, a military commission tried the accused. The court sentenced four suspects to be hanged, and the others to prison.
Gift of Ralph E. Becker, 1961
Currently not on view
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life