Album 1 Panama, 1951

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1951

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

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The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama during 1951 to collect bird specimens in Cerro Campana and other points in Panama. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Photographs include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes Panamanians in daily activities (including pounding rice); towns,individual structures and residences; hieroglyphs and pictographs at El Valle, Coclé; structures of Barro Colorado Laboratory; tame tapirs at the laboratory; lodgings; observed birds, young, and their nests; terrain (shorelines, forests, valleys); and Perrygo preparing specimens. Some observed birds are identified by their Latin names. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Harold Trapido, Shirley Gage, Graham Bell Fairchild, Marshall Hertig, James Zetek, Marion Illg Stirling, Matthew Williams Stirling, and Richard H. Stewart. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Palmas Bellas
  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama
  • El Valle
  • Canal Zone
  • Colón


  • 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 181