Alexander Wetmore in Colon, Panama

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Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and Sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, returning from a morning afield, holds an oar in one hand and a hunting gun in his other hand. He went on many trips to Panama to collect bird specimens for his four volume work, The Birds of Panama. Behind him are huts belonging to the village Boca del Rio Indio, Colon.


Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


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

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box 178, Album 2

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



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  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Birds
  • School field trips
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists
  • Field trips


  • Boca del Río Indio (Colón, Panama)
  • Panama
  • Colón (Panama)


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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

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