Alexander Wetmore Examines Drying Bird Skins

ID: SIA2008-2949 and Wetmore #5128

Creator: Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: May 31, 1953

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 179, Album: Panama 1953; and Record Unit 9516, Box 2, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Summary

Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and Sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, examines bird skins laid out to dry in boxes on top of tables in Sona, Veraguas, Panama. Wetmore made numerous trips to Panama to collect bird specimens.

Author

Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984

Subject

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

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 179, Album: Panama 1953; and 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

May 31, 1953

Restrictions & Rights

Restrictions No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Secretaries
  • Zoology
  • Specimens
  • Birds
  • Collection and preservation
  • School field trips
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Field trips
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation

Place

  • Panama
  • Soná, Veraguas (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2008-2949 and Wetmore #5128

Physical description

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

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