W. M. Perrygo Examining Wood Test Stakes

ID: 92-15284 or Wetmore # 2868

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander 1886-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 175, Folder: Darien, 1946 and Record Unit 9559, Box 1, Graham Bell Fairchild Oral History Interview

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Summary

Watson M. Perrygo (1906-1984), taxidermist and field collector for the United States National Museum, examining the "graveyard" of experimental wood test stakes for termite control on Barro Colorado Island in the Canal Zone Biological Area, on March 11, 1946. This research station was renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in 1964. Perrygo accompanied Secretary Alexander Wetmore on his annual field trips to Panama to collect birds.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of Graham Bell Fairchild Interview by Joel B. Hagen, June 7, 1989, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 175, Folder: Darien, 1946 and Record Unit 9559, Box 1, Graham Bell Fairchild Oral History Interview

Contact information

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

Date

1946

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Pest Control
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Entomology
  • Taxidermists
  • Termites
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Wood test stakes
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

92-15284 or Wetmore # 2868

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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