Perrygo & Wetmore at Stumpy Point, N.C

ID: 81-13385

Creator: Graf, John E

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record, Unit 95, Box 24, Folder: Wetmore; Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Summary

Watson M. Perrygo (1906-1984), taxidermist, and Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist and, at the time, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, in the field collecting birds at Stumpy Point, North Carolina. This image was known by the Smithsonian staff as the "Mutt & Jeff" photo because of their height disparity. The pair were close friends for many years and made annual field trips to collect birds in North and South America. Wetmore was the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1944-1952.

Subject

  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrgyo Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, October 30, 1978.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record, Unit 95, Box 24, Folder: Wetmore; 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

1939

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • Clothing and dress
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Taxidermists
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Expeditions
  • School field trips
  • North Carolina
  • Ornithology
  • Field trips
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

North Carolina

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

81-13385

Physical description

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

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