Alexander Wetmore at Cerro Campana, Panama

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Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, at Cerro Campana, March 12, 1951, Panama, on a collecting trip with Watson M. Perrygo. Wetmore is sitting in front of the house where they made their headquarters. Wetmore conducted annual field trips to Panama to collect specimens for his four volume work, 'The Birds of Panama.'


Wetmore, Alexander 1886-


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Photograph is located in photo album '1951 Panama.' Negative is filed with Wetmore negative collection in the Wetmore Papers. There are films and oral history interviews documenting this trip. Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 178, Album: Panama, 1951; Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 12, 1951

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  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

Wetmore #4498

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8h x 10w; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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