Perrygo Displaying a Frigate Bird to Children

ID: SIA2008-6165

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: March 16, 1948

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

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Summary

Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, shows a frigate bird killed in Monagre, Los Santos, Panama, to local children. Local field assistants Fulo Arosemena and Octavio Siguarria are pictured on the left. A jeep is partially visible behind Perrygo. Taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama.

Subject

  • Arosemena, Dionysio (Fulo)
  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Siguarria, Octavio
  • Taxidermist (USNM)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #3521.

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 16, 1948

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Frigate birds
  • Jeep automobile
  • Transportation
  • Natural History
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Animals
  • Taxidermists
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Children
  • School field trips
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Field trips
  • Natural history
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Panama
  • Los Santos (Panama : Province)
  • Monagre (Los Santos, Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2008-6165

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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