Wetmore and Perrygo near Chico, Panama, 1949, March 30, 1949, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Near Chico, Panama, March 30, 1949, Alexander Wetmore, Smithsonian Secretary, and Watson M. Perrygo, taxidermist and field collector for the U.S. National Museum, are in a tent structure sitting across from each other at a table preparing bird specimens for study at the Natural History Museum..