Alexander Wetmore in Panama Holding an Agami Heron

ID: SIA2008-3240; Wetmore Neg. # 3305

Creator: Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: April 16, 1947

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Album: Darien 1947

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Summary

In Rio Imamado, Darien, Panama, Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, stands leaning against a fallen tree holding an agami heron he has caught. Wetmore went to Panama to collect birds, 1946-1953.

Subject

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Wetmore's Neg. # 3305 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1948. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers located 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 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Album: Darien 1947

Contact information

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

Date

April 16, 1947

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Animals
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Birds
  • School field trips
  • Herons
  • Darien, Panama
  • Field trips
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists

Place

  • Rio Imamado, Panama
  • Panama
  • Darien (Panama : Province)
  • Darien, Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2008-3240; Wetmore Neg. # 3305

Physical description

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

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