Watson M. Perrygo and His Devoted Companion - A Baird's Tapir

ID: SIA2010-0500 and Wetmore #4568

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: February 28, 1951

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama, 1951; Record Unit 9516, Box 2, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Summary

United States National Museum Taxidermist Watson M. Perrygo, on one of his field trips to the Canal Zone Biological Area, Panama, is followed around by his devoted companion, a Baird's tapir. Perrygo made several trips to Panama with Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore to collect bird specimens.

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama, 1951; Record Unit 9516, Box 2, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

Contact information

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

Date

February 28, 1951

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Tapirs
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • School field trips
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0500 and Wetmore #4568

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 5w x 3h ; Type of Image: Person, candid; animal; Medium: Photographic print

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