Watson M. Perrygo, Taxidermist & Field Collector, in Panama

ID: SIA2010-0501 or Wetmore Negative Number 4567

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: February 28, 1951

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama, 1951

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Summary

Watson M. Perrygo, taxidermist and exhibits preparator in the Department of Zoology, United States National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History), holds a camera as he kneels to take a picture on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s he made numerous trips to Panama to collect bird specimens with Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore.

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in Wetmore's original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
  • The caption written on the back of the image reads: "W. M. Perrygo, the photographer. Barro Colorado Island, C. Z. February 28, 1951".

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama, 1951

Contact information

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

Date

February 28, 1951

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Cameras
  • Employees
  • School field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Field trips

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Barro Colorado Island
  • Panama
  • La Chorrera
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0501 or Wetmore Negative Number 4567

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 3.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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