Watson M. Perrygo on a Field Collecting Trip to Panama

ID: SIA2008-3183; Wetmore Neg. # 3279

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: April 11, 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

Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, stands with one foot up on a notched tree trunk ladder used to climb into a hut built on stilts. He is at the mouth of Rio Imamado in Darien, Panama, on one of his trips with sixth Secretary Alexander Wetmore to collect specimens and conduct ornithological field work.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Wetmore's Neg. # 3279 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1947. 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 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 11, 1947

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Taxidermists
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • School field trips
  • Ladders
  • Ornithology
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2008-3183; Wetmore Neg. # 3279

Physical description

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

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