Perrygo Packing Mammal Skins

ID: SIA2008-6164

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: March 10, 1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948

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Summary

Image, taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama, shows Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, packing salted mammal skins in newspapers with the assistance of Eumenio, a young boy, in Parita, Herrera, Panama. Perrygo accompanied Alexander Wetmore on his trips to collect specimens and conduct ornithological field work.

Author

Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Eumenio
  • Taxidermist (USNM)
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #3514.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 10, 1948

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Preservation
  • Animal skins
  • Zoology
  • Natural History
  • Employees
  • Taxidermy
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Specimens
  • Collection and preservation
  • Children
  • School field trips
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Natural history

Place

  • Herrera (Panama : Province)
  • Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2008-6164

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, Candid; Medium: Photographic print

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