The "Esperanza"

ID: 84-8054

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

The sailing ship "Esperanza" captained by Lee H. Parish and used by Watson M. Perrygo and others on the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti in 1930 to collect natural history specimens. Perrygo sailed to Haiti with the Parishes on their yacht, the "Esperanza." The "Esperanza" made an unplanned stop in Cuba after a storm wrecked her mast. Perrygo collected bird specimens in Cuba while the yacht was being repaired. In Haiti, Perrygo continued to collect bird, mammal, fish and reptile specimens for the United States National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History), mostly along the coastal region of Haiti, and collected live reptiles and birds for the National Zoological Park.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Parish, Lee Hamilton
  • Esperanza (Ship)
  • Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti 1930
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum

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 8, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
  • For additional photos from the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition, see Negative Numbers 83-9644, 84-8051, SIA2013-08819, SIA2013-08820, SIA2013-0821, SIA2013-08822, SIA2013-08823, SIA2013-08824.

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

1930

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Collectors and collecting
  • School field trips
  • Sailing
  • Ships
  • Field trips

Place

  • Haiti
  • Cuba

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Other

ID Number

84-8054

Physical description

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

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