James Zetek and Watson Perrygo

ID: SIA2008-2382

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: February 6, 1952

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 178, Folder: Panama 1952

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James Zetek, entomologist and resident director at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), and Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist, are standing on a dock at the landing for Drayton House on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone, Panama. Alongside the dock are two boats, one a canoe and the other a larger boat, the US Moon with a covered seating area. A United States flag flies from the stern of the boat.


  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Zetek, James b. 1886
  • Panama Canal Zone
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 178, Folder: Panama 1952

Contact information

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


February 6, 1952

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  • United States Flag
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Employees
  • Flags
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


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


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 5h ; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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