Album 2 Panama, 1953

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1953

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

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Photograph album documents when Alexander Wetmore traveled to Panama in 1953 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Museo Nacional and collect bird specimens in Soná, Veraguas. This was the year Wetmore left the position of Secretary and became a Research Associate of the Smithsonian. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Photographs include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Images are primarily colleagues, sites and events observed during visit; and vistas of the countryside in which he collected; and Perrygo working on specimens. Locations include the vicinity of Chiriqui and Barro Colorado. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and Karl P. Curtis.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama
  • Canal Zone
  • Veraguas, Provincia de
  • Chiriquí, Provincia de


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Photograph albums

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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 183 Folder 2