Album 1 Panama (Darien), 1947

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1947

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama (Darien), 1947. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and C. W. Quaintance. Also included are photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes terrain observed; examples of transportation between camp sites along the river; candid images of Choco Indians (individuals, families, and children) in daily activities; structures Choco villages; lodgings; Perrygo preparing specimen skins; Choco indians traveling on locally made vessels on rivers; prepared specimens.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Choco Indians


  • Panama
  • Canal Zone
  • Darién


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 photograph album

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 177