Watson M. Perrygo with Snake Specimen

ID: 84-8050

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: September 1984; Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Summary

Watson Mondell Perrygo (1906-1984) was a taxidermist, field collector and exhibits specialist at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), from 1927 to 1964. He is seen here working on a snake specimen shortly after he joined the staff of the United States National Museum. Perrygo began his career at the USNM in 1927 as a scientific aide in the Division of Mammals and the taxidermy studio. In addition to the taxidermic and other collection-related work, Perrygo was sent on field trips to collect birds, mammals, and snakes unrepresented in the USNM.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Taxidermist (USNM)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the "Torch," September 1984. Picture accompanies obituary. Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, August 16, 1978, in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: September 1984; Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

Contact information

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

Date

1929

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Employees
  • National Collections
  • Snakes
  • Preparators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

84-8050

Physical description

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

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