Watson M. Perrygo in Taxidermy Studio

ID: 81-13383

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Summary

Watson M. Perrygo stands in his Taxidermy Studio located in the United States National Museum (USNM), now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Various plants and bird specimens can be seen in the room. Perrygo began his career at the USNM in 1927 as a scientific aide in the Division of Mammals and the taxidermy studio. In addition to the taxidermic and other collection-related work, Perrygo was sent on field trips to collect birds, mammals, and snakes unrepresented in the USNM.

Author

Unknown

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, September 25, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 1, 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

1940

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Taxidermists
  • Laboratories
  • Personnel management
  • Taxidermy
  • Employees
  • Collection and preservation
  • Birds
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Specimens
  • Ornithology
  • Birds--Collection and preservation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Person, candid

ID Number

81-13383

Physical description

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

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