Perrygo Drinking a Royal Crown Cola in Panama

ID: SIA2008-3192 or Wetmore 3557

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: March 24, 1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 2: Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 176, Album: Panama 1948

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Summary

Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, surrounded by children, leans against a post as he sips a drink from a bottle. Beside him, suspended from the ceiling of the covered walkway, is a sign advertising Royal Crown Cola. Perrygo is in Pese, Herrera, Panama. Perrygo accompanied Alexander Wetmore, sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, on several trips to Panama to collect bird specimens.

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Royal Crown Cola
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Taxidermist (USNM)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Wetmore's Neg. # 3557 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1948. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers in Smithsonian Institution Archives.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 9516, Box 2: Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 176, Album: Panama 1948

Contact information

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

Date

March 24, 1948

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Taxidermists
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • School field trips
  • Children
  • Beverages
  • Advertising
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Herrera (Panama : Province)
  • Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2008-3192 or Wetmore 3557

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5h x 4.5w; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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