Photograph of Antonio Zarco and H. Morgan Smith, circa 1982

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-49
Dates:
circa 1982
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Print
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph depicting Antonio Zarco with his traveling companion, botanist H. Morgan Smith, in the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab, National Museum of Natural History. This photograph was made after Zarco's last donation to the museum of items from his tribal area (accession 349818). The photograph may have been made by Robert Elder of the Processing Lab or a Smithsonian photographer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Antonio Zarco is an elder of the Choco Tribe of Panama. He served on the staff of the United States Air Force Tropic Survival School in the Canal Zone and worked with American astronauts for part of their training. In 1970, Zarco was at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama assisting in a course involving intercultural contact. After attending one of Zarco's seminars, Wilton Sterling Dillon, who was director of the Smithsonian Office of Symposia and Seminars, helped arrange for him to visit Washington, DC. When Zarco found no Choco material in the National Museum of Natural History, he donated items he had with him and made an additional donation after his return to Panama.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82-49

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 82-49, Photograph of Antonio Zarco and H. Morgan Smith, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Items donated by Zarco can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 296264, 307730, and 349818.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Robert Elder of the Processing Lab, 1982.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Choco Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Central America -- Panama Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zarco, Antonio, Chief Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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