Lee H. Parish

ID: 83-9644

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1930

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

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Summary

Lee H. Parish, who along with his parents, sponsored an expedition to Haiti to collect natural history specimens, stands holding a coconut. Watson M. Perrygo, taxidermist at the United States National Museum, was a member of the expedition.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Parish, Lee Hamilton
  • Esperanza (Ship)
  • Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti 1930

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • For additional photos from the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition, see Negative Numbers 84-8051, 84-8054, SIA2013-08819, SIA2013-08820, SIA2013-0821, SIA2013-08822, SIA2013-08823.
  • Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, September 8, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
  • The Parish-Smithsonian Expedition was an expedition sponsored by Lee Hamilton Parish and his parents, Samuel W. and Ella Parish. The goal of the expedition was to collect natural history specimens, mostly along the coastal region of Haiti. Smithsonian taxidermist Watson Perrygo was a member of the expedition and sailed to Haiti with the Parishes on their yacht, the "Esperanza." During the expedition, the "Esperanza" had to make an unplanned stop in Cuba after a storm wrecked her mast. Perrygo also collected bird specimens in Cuba while the yacht was being repaired. In Haiti, the expedition team collected bird and other natural history specimens and collected live reptiles for the National Zoological Park.

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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

1930

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Expeditions
  • School field trips
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Haiti
  • Cuba

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

83-9644

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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