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Wetmore Panama Expeditions Overview

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Video Title:
Wetmore Panama Expeditions Overview
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For twenty years Sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore - http://siarchives.si.edu/history/alexander-wetmore- traveled to Panama to explore its birds. In 1950, while on expedition to the country, Wetmore and his companions filmed their work. This overview describes their work on the island and includes Wetmore's reminiscences of his adventures. Further Resources: Video includes a clip of Alexander Wetmore's Oral History Interview (Record Unit 9504 - http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_217672)
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Alexander Wetmore Outside Cabin in Panama

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Panama, Chiriqui, Santa Clara
Date:
March 15, 1954
Topic:
Camps
Scientific expeditions
Secretaries
Houses
Field trips
Transportation, Automotive
Jeep automobile
Buildings--Panama
Standard number:
SIA2011-2148 or Wetmore #5553
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken when sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore was on a scientific expedition to Panama.
Summary:
Alexander Wetmore stands in front of his cabin at Santa Clara, Chiriqui, Panama. A jeep is to the right of Wetmore.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama, 1954
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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Beatrice Wetmore in Santa Clara, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Annie Beatrice Thielen
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Panama, Chiriqui, Santa Clara
Date:
March 16, 1954
Topic:
Cameras
Women
Firearms
Field trips
Scientific expeditions
Standard number:
SIA2011-2152 or Wetmore #5558
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken when sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore was on a scientific expedition to Panama.
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in Wetmore's original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
Summary:
In Santa Clara, Chiriquí, Panama, Beatrice Wetmore, wife of sixth Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore, sits on the trunk of a fallen tree. She holds a rifle and is wearing a camera around her neck.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama, 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Wetmore and Perrygo near Chico, Panama, 1949

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Chico River (Chiriquí, Panama)
Panama, Chiriquí, County(optional), City, Chico River
Date:
March 30, 1949
Topic:
Secretaries
Taxidermy
Expeditions
Tropical Biology
Preparators
Specimens
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Scientific expeditions
Birds
Ornithology
Birds--Collection and preservation
Field Work
Standard number:
SIA2010-0497 or Wetmore 3770
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Photograph is located in Alexander Wetmore's photo album 'Panama 1949'. Photograph included in the transcript of Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Summary:
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.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 177, Folder: Album 1; 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
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Alexander Wetmore's House in Sóna, Veraguas, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
United States. Army
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Panama, Veraguas, Soná
Date:
May 17, 1953
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Children
Clothing and dress
Houses
Jeep automobile
Ornithology--Field work
Ornithology
Scientific expeditions
Transportation
Villages
Women
Standard number:
SIA2009-0420 or Wetmore 5087
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of ornithological expedition to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5087
Summary:
Image of Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore's house in Sóna, Veraguas, Panama. The house is to the left of the image and Wetmore's U.S. Army Jeep is in front of the house. A group of girls in white dresses stand in front of the house and a group of people are pictured sitting on the porch. To the right of the house is another building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Folder: Album 1953
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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Wetmore and Perrygo Collecting in Panama

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Video Title:
Wetmore and Perrygo Collecting in Panama
Description:
Part of a longer video about Sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore's - http://siarchives.si.edu/history/alexander-wetmore- scientific expeditions to Panama, this 1950s film, captures Wetmore and his collecting partner Smithsonian Taxidermist, Watson Perrygo - http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_217463- in the field. After a long day of collecting in Bejuco, the two, along with their assistants Emilio Riviera and Antonio Garcia, head back to their camp via their jeep, but the journey home is not as smooth as planned. Further Resources: Video includes a clip of Watson Perrygo's Oral History Interview (Record Unit 9516- http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_217684) Alexander Wetmore's Oral History Interview (Record Unit 9504- http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_217672)
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1 min 19 sec
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Alexander Wetmore y las aves de Panamá 1944-1966

Author:
Heckadon-Moreno, Stanley
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Tropics
Biology
Citation:
Epocas, 11(7): 2-3.
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Alexander Wetmore and Antonio at Puerto Piňa, Panama

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Puerto Piña (Panama)
Panama, Darien, Puerto Piña
Date:
March 27, 1957
Topic:
Horses
Ornithologists
Ornithology
Scientific expeditions
Animals
Panamanians
Firearms
Standard number:
SIA2011-0023 or Wetmore negative Number 6363
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in Wetmore's original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
Summary:
Alexander Wetmore and Antonio at Puerto Pina, located on the west coast of Panama on the Pacific Ocean, Darien, Panama, stand in front of a horse in a wooded area. Both men are holding rifles. Antonio was one of Wetmore's local assistants. The image was taken by Sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to Panama to study birds for his book, "The Birds of Panama."
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 184, Folder: Panama 1957 Part 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Alexander Wetmore's quarters in El Uracillo, Coclé, Panama, 1952

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Panama
El Uracillo, Coclé (Panama)
Date:
March 4, 1952
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Natural areas
Rivers
Schools
Standard number:
SIA2009-0011 and 4816
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #4816
Summary:
Image of Alexander Wetmore's quarters in El Uracillo, Coclé, Panama. The caption for the photo notes that the quarters were located in a school. The school is to the left in the image. A river can be seen in the foreground. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on March 4, 1952, during an ornithological expedition.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 178, Folder: Album 2
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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Alexander Wetmore embarks on a trip in El Uracillo, Coclé, Panama, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Exterior, Group, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Group, candid
Exterior
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
El Uracillo, Coclé (Panama)
Date:
March 6, 1952
Topic:
Ornithologists
Scientific expeditions
Secretaries
Indians of Central America
Natural areas
Rivers
Boats and boating
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2009-0013 and 4827
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #4827
Summary:
Image of Alexander Wetmore, sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, standing in a small boat in El Uracillo, Coclé, Panama. Wetmore is surrounded by citizens of El Uracillo, Coclé. The caption for the photo reads, "Wetmore embarks." The image was taken on March 6, 1952, by an unknown photographer, probably Watson M. Perrygo.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 178, Folder: Album 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Wetmore and Perrygo in El Valle, Panama

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Taxidermist (USNM)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4 1/2w x 4 1/4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
El Valle (Antón, Panama)
Panama, Cocle, El Valle
Date:
March 31, 1951
Topic:
Collectors and collecting
Expeditions
Ornithology
Secretaries
Specimens
Taxidermy
Tropical Biology
Scientific expeditions
Preparators
Birds
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Birds--Collection and preservation
Standard number:
SIA2008-2948 or 2004-11242 or Wetmore #4548
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
From Alexander Wetmore photograph album in the Wetmore Papers. Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1976, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. SIA2008-2948 is the same digital image as 2004-11242.
Summary:
In El Valle, Cocle, Panama, on 31 March 1951, Sixth Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore and taxidermist Watson M. Perrygo at his left are outside a building sitting at a table preparing bird specimens for study at the Natural History Museum. Wetmore traveled to Panama every year in the 1950s to conduct field work for his multi-volume work, "The Birds of Panama."
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama 1951; Record Unit 9516, Box 2, 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
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Alexander Wetmore, Palo Santo, Chiriquí

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Person; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 30, 1954
Topic:
Jeep automobile
Scientific expeditions
Houses
Field trips
Transportation
Standard number:
SIA2011-2169 or Wetmore 5599
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken during a scientific expedition to Panama by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.
Summary:
Alexander Wetmore is seated outside his house at Palo Santo, Chiriquí, Panama. At the side of the house, the front of a jeep is visible.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Wetmore's Cabin, Palo Santo, Chiriquí

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Exterior; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Exterior
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 30, 1954
Topic:
Transportation, Automotive
Jeep automobile
Rivers
Scientific expeditions
Houses
Field trips
Landscape
Standard number:
SIA2011-2171 or Wetmore 5603
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken during a scientific expedition to Panama by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.
Summary:
The cabin used by Alexander Wetmore while at Palo Santo, Chiriquí, Panama. A jeep is parked to the right of the house and on the left clothes are hung on a line to dry. A river is in the foreground.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Bea Wetmore at a Cook Stove

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Annie Beatrice Thielen
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white ; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Panama, Chiriqui, Santa Clara
Date:
March 15, 1954
Topic:
Scientific expeditions
Houses
Field trips
Stoves
Cookery--Equipment and supplies
Camps
Buildings--Panama
Women
Standard number:
SIA211-2147 or Wetmore #5552
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to Panama.
Summary:
Outside a cabin, Bea Wetmore stirs food cooking on a cookstove in camp at Santa Clara, Chiriqui, Panama. Several pots are on the stove and clothes are hung on a line behind Bea. A bottle of distilled water sits on a shelf and another pan hangs on the wall of the cabin.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama, 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Alexander Wetmore and Gedon (Armagedón) Hartmann

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Hartmann, Armagedón
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.62w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 26, 1954
Topic:
Transportation, Automotive
Jeep automobile
Natural areas
Panamanians
Firearms
Standard number:
SIA2011-2166 or Wetmore 5593
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
When Wetmore made his trips to Panama, he always requested Ratibor Hartmann to be his assistant. Ratibor Hartmann was the eldest son of Alois Hartmann, who had helped on medical and naturalists' expeditions because of his knowledge of the area and Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions in the field. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.
The image was taken during a scientific expedition to Panama by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.
Summary:
Alexander Wetmore and Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann stand at the rear of a jeep. Wetmore holds in his right hand a gun resting on the ground. They are in Western Chiriquí, Panama, near the Rio Colorado.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Guedén and Bea Wetmore at Mandinga

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Annie Beatrice Thielen
Hartmann, Armagedón
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Panama, San Blas, Mandinga
Date:
January 27, 1957
Topic:
Islands
Ornithology--Field work
Scientific expeditions
Panamanians
Cuna Indians
Standard number:
SIA2010-2531 and Wetmore Negative Number 6183
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in Wetmore's original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
Summary:
Guedén [Armagedón Hartmann] and Bea Wetmore [Alexander Wetmore's wife] stand in front of the Wetmores' expedition home at Mandinga, Comarca de San Blas, Panama. The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on an ornithological expedition to Panama. Hartmann was a Panamanian who assisted Wetmore on many expeditions in the region.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 184, Folder: Album Panama 1957 Part 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Hartmann Family and Bea Wetmore

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Annie Beatrice Thielen
Hartmann, Alois S
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Panama, Chiriqui, Santa Clara
Date:
March 21, 1954
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Panamanians
Children
Field trips
Women
Standard number:
SIA2011-2158 or Wetmore Number 5578
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to Panama.
When Wetmore made his trips to Panama, he always requested Ratibor Hartmann to be his assistant. Ratibor Hartmann was the eldest son of Alois Hartmann, who had helped on medical and naturalists' expeditions because of his knowledge of the area and Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions in the field. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in Wetmore's original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
Summary:
In Santa Clara, Chiriquí, Panama, the family of Alois Hartmann with Beatrice Wetmore, wife of sixth Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore, stand in front of a building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Bea Wetmore and Gedón Hartmann

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Annie Beatrice Thielen
Hartmann, Armagedón
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.75h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Chiriquí (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 30, 1954
Topic:
Scientific expeditions
Houses
Field trips
Women
Panamanians
Standard number:
SIA2011-2168 or Wetmore 5598
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken during a scientific expedition to Panama by sixth Smithsonian Secretary (1944-1952) and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.
When Wetmore made his trips to Panama, he always requested Ratibor Hartmann to be his assistant. Ratibor Hartmann was the eldest son of Alois Hartmann, who had helped on medical and naturalists' expeditions because of his knowledge of the area and Panamanian archeology to explore the jungles of the Western Highlands of Chiriquí. Ratibor took over from his father leading expeditions from the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where he worked, and several United States academic institutions in the field. Ratibor and his brother Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann accompanied Wetmore on many of his expeditions.
Summary:
Bea Wetmore (seated) and Gedón (Armagedón) Hartmann (standing) are outside a doorway to the Wetmore's house, Palo Santo, Chiriquí, Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 180, Folder: Panama 1954
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Alexander Wetmore Canopy Bridge, Panama

Author:
Trapido, Harold
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Panama, Panama, Bayano Basin, Bayano River
Date:
1973
Topic:
Bayano River Basin Station
Alexander Wetmore Bridge, Panama
Birds
Field Work
Natural areas
Ornithology--Field work
Scientific expeditions
Bridges
Standard number:
SIA2010-1518 or 801-26
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See also Negative Numbers SIA2010-1516 (801-22), SIA2010-1517 (801-23), SIA2010-1519 (801-30), and 98-3498 for other photographs of the bridge.
Ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1944-1952), Alexander Wetmore, conducted extensive field work in Panama, concluding in his three volume work, "The Birds of Panama."
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in the original description of the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
Summary:
A canopy bridge in the Bayano River Basin in Panama named the Alexander Wetmore Bridge in honor of ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Alexander Wetmore. The photograph shows span of the bridge through the trees. There is one unidentified man standing on the bridge. This bridge is used to trap and band birds in the high canopy of the trees.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 21, Folder: 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Alexander Wetmore Examines Drying Bird Skins

Author:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 31, 1953
Topic:
Ornithologists
Ornithology
Field trips
Birds
Secretariats
Scientific expeditions
Secretaries
Specimens
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
Standard number:
SIA2008-2949 and Wetmore #5128
Restrictions:
Restrictions No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, November 13, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Summary:
Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and Sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, examines bird skins laid out to dry in boxes on top of tables in Sona, Veraguas, Panama. Wetmore made numerous trips to Panama to collect bird specimens.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 179, Album: Panama 1953; and Record Unit 9516, Box 2, 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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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