Watson M. Perrygo with Drying Bird Skins Collected on a Field Trip to Panama

ID: Wetmore # 3304 and SIA2008-3184

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

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, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 176, Album: Darien, 1947

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Summary

At a camp at the mouth of Rio Imamado, Darien, Panama, Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, stands behind a wood frame rack with four boxes containing drying bird skins on it. He is holding a fifth box containing more drying bird skins. Perrygo accompanied sixth Secretary Alexander Wetmore on field trips 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. # 3304 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 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, 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
  • Animals
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Collection and preservation
  • School field trips
  • Ornithology
  • Birds--Collection and preservation
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

Wetmore # 3304 and SIA2008-3184

Physical description

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

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