Alexander Wetmore in Cockpit of an Airplane

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Summary

Alexander Wetmore, on the right, sits in a cockpit of an airplane somewhere over the Pearl Islands. Wetmore, then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, went to Panama to collect birds, 1946-1953, for his four volume work, The Birds of Panama.

Subject

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, October 30, 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

1946

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • Transportation
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Pearl Islands

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

None

Physical description

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

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