Watson M. Perrygo Working on Bird Specimen

ID: 81-13386 or 11055E or 11055-E

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: January 19,1933

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

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Summary

Watson M. (Watson Mondell) Perrygo (1906-1984) sits at a table in the United States National Museum (USNM) Taxidermy Studio working on a bird specimen for exhibition. Perrygo began his career at the USNM, now the National Museum of Natural History, 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. Iguanas, from the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti in 1930, can be seen in a cage at left.

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Taxidermist (USNM)
  • Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti 1930

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, August 8, 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

January 19,1933

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Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Collection and preservation
  • Iguanas
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

81-13386 or 11055E or 11055-E

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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