Lunch at 2000 Feet on Cerro Campana, Panama

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Lunch has been set out on a hill at 2000 feet on Cerro Campana, Panama. A Coca Cola ice chest has been set in the middle and several thermoses can be seen. A car on top of this hill has its hood open as well as the driver's door. Sitting on the hill from L to R are: Harold Trapido, Shirley Gage (smoking a cigarette), Graham Bell Fairchild, Watson M. Perrygo, and Marshall Hertig (with a cigarette in his mouth). Perrygo accompanied Wetmore who conducted annual field trips to Panama to collect specimens for his four volume work, 'The Birds of Panama.'


  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Trapido, Harold
  • Fairchild, Graham Bell
  • Gage, Shirley
  • Hertig, Marshall
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Coca-Cola Company


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Photograph included in the transcript of Graham Bell Fairchild Interview by Joel B. Hagen, June 7, 1989, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
  • The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to the region in Panama to study birds.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama 1951; and Record Unit 9559, Box 1, Graham Bell Fairchild Oral History Interview

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Transportation
  • Secretaries
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Entomologists
  • Automobiles
  • Cerro Campana, Panama
  • Picnicking
  • Animals
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • School field trips
  • Ornithology
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Panama
  • Capira
  • Cerro Campana


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0499 and Wetmore 4448

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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