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Perrygo in a Boat on the Boca de Río Indio, Colón, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Taxidermist (USNM)
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Colón (Panama)
Panama, Colon, Boca de Rio Indio
Date:
February 17, 1952
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #4762
Summary:
Watson M. Perrygo, taxidermist at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), sits in a boat, outfitted with an outboard motor, used to travel up the Río Indio, Panama. Perrygo, taxidermist, served as exhibits preparator and zoological exhibits worker in the Department of Zoology, USNM, 1952-1958, accompanied Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist and Sixth Secretary (1944-1952) of the Smithsonian, on numerous bird specimen collecting trips to Panama.The image was taken by Wetmore during their 1952 ornithological field trip to Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers Collection 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
Topic:
Boats and boating
Motors
Ornithologists
Scientific expeditions
Rivers
Secretaries
Field trips
Secretariats
Standard number:
SIA2008-6197 or Wetmore 4762
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Additional Online Media:

José Góndola, W. M. Perrygo and Aniceto Góndola

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Góndola, José
Góndola, Aniceto
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
Colón (Panama)
Chilar, Colon (Panama)
Date:
March 7, 1952
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #4841
Summary:
Image of José Góndola, Watson M. Perrygo and Aniceto Góndola sitting in a boat on a river near Chilar, Colón Panama. Perrygo, a U.S. National Museum taxidermist, joined Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on an ornithological expedition to Panama in 1952. The image was taken by Wetmore on March 7, 1952.
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
Topic:
Indians of Central America
Ornithologists
Natural areas
Rivers
Scientific expeditions
Boats and boating
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2009-0014 or Wetmore 4841
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

A group of men on horses in Soná, Veraguas, Panama, 1953

Author:
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:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 23, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5098. A film of this trip, showing the bull-fight and procession, is located in the Watson M. Perrygo Papers, RU 7306.
Summary:
Image of a group of men on horses in Soná, Veraguas, Panama. The men are waiting by a gate entrance and the photo's caption notes that the men are "making ready for the bull-fighting." There is a church in the background of the image. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on May 23, 1953, during an ornithological expedition to Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Folder: Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Church buildings
Horses
Indians of Central America
Standard number:
SIA2009-0561 and 5098
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

A crowd of people lining a street in Soná, Veraguas, Panama, 1953

Author:
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:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 23, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5102.A film of this trip, showing the bull-fight and procession, is located in the Watson M. Perrygo Papers, RU 7306.
Summary:
Image of a crowd of people lining a street in Soná, Veraguas, Panama awaiting a bullfight. The crowd is standing in front of a house that Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore occupied during an ornithological field trip to Panama. The image was taken by Wetmore on May 23, 1953.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Indians of Central America
Villages
Houses
Standard number:
SIA2009-0562 and 5102
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

A man fighting a bull in Soná, Veraguas, Panama, 1953

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Person, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 24, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5106. A film of this trip, showing the bull-fight and procession, is located in the Watson M. Perrygo Papers, RU 7306.
Summary:
Image of a man fighting a bull in Soná, Veraguas, Panama. The man is standing in the ring holding a cape and the bull is charging towards the man. Bystanders are standing and sitting around the ring which is enclosed by a fence made out of wood. The ring is also surrounded by several buildings. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on May 24, 1953, during an ornithological expedition to Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Indians of Central America
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Cities and towns
Villages
Animals
Bulls
Bullfights
Standard number:
SIA2009-0563 and 5106
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

W. M. Perrygo and Marcial Dutari working with bird specimens, 1953

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
United States National Museum
Taxidermist (USNM)
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:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 31, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5130
Summary:
Image of Watson M. Perrygo, taxidermist for the United States National Museum, and Marcial Dutari working with bird specimens in Soná, Veraguas, Panama. Perrygo was in Panama on an ornithological field trip with Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore. The image's caption notes that Perrygo and Dutari, a young boy, are drying bird specimens in Perrygo and Wetmore's patio. The image was taken by Wetmore on May 31, 1953, during an ornithological expedition to Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Folder: Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Ornithologists
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Naturalists
Ornithology
Birds--Collection and preservation
Specimens
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2009-0566 and 5130
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

W. M. Perrygo working with drying bird skins, 1953

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
United States National Museum
Taxidermist (USNM)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image:Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Person, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 31, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5131
Summary:
Image Watson M. Perrygo working with drying bird skins in Soná, Veraguas, Panama. Perrygo, a taxidermist for the United States National Museum, was in Panama on an ornithological field trip with Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore. Perrygo was working in the patio area of the house he and Wetmore stayed in while in Soná. The bird skins are in boxes on top of tables. The image was taken by Wetmore on May 31, 1953, during an ornithological expedition to Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Folder: Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Ornithologists
Houses
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Naturalists
Ornithology
Birds--Collection and preservation
Specimens
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2009-0567 and 5131
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Ten people in Río San Pablo, Sóna, Veraguas, Panama, 1953

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.5 x 4.5 ; Type of Image: Group, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 17, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama.
Summary:
Image of ten people in Río San Pablo, Sóna, Veraguas, Panama. Some people are standing over a river bank. One person is carrying a bundle away from the rest of the group and a young child is standing on the slope near some cargo. The caption for the image reads, "discharging cargo." Watson M. Perrygo is stannding third from left. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on May 17, 1953 during an ornithological expedition to Panama. A mountain can be seen in the background.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Collection 7006, Box 179, Album: Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Indians of Central America
Natural areas
Scientific expeditions
Children
Mountains--Panama
Boats and boating
Cargo ships
Labor
Rivers
Panamanians
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Ornithology--Field work
Standard number:
SIA2009-0416 and Wetmore Neg. #5081
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Procession of Santa María Auxiliadora in Soná, Veraguas, Panama, 1953

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
de Martinelli, Doña María
de Sosa, Doña María
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image:Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Event
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 24, 1953
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #5109. A film of this trip, showing the bull-fight and procession, is located in the Watson M. Perrygo Papers, RU 7306.
Summary:
Image of a group of people walking down a street in Soná, Veraguas, Panama. The group is participating in the procession of Santa María Auxiliadora. In the center of the procession are three women holding a banner. The caption notes that Doña María de Martinelli is the woman on the far left in the center and that Doña María Luisa de Sosa is in the woman on the far right in the center. A priest is walking behind the women holding the banner. A church can be seen in the background of the image and the street is lined with electricity poles. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on May 24, 1953, during an ornithological expedition to Panama.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, RU 7006, Box 179, Folder: Panama 1953
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Indians of Central America
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Event
Processions
Rites and ceremonies
Women
Banners
Children
Church buildings
Streets
Electricity
Standard number:
SIA2009-0564 and 5109
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Album 1 Panama, 1951

Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 Photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 181
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Colón
Palmas Bellas
El Valle
Barro Colorado
Date Range:
1951
Start Date:
1951
End Date:
1951
Abstract:
The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama during 1951 to collect bird specimens in Cerro Campana and other points in Panama. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Photographs include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes Panamanians in daily activities (including pounding rice); towns,individual structures and residences; hieroglyphs and pictographs at El Valle, Coclé; structures of Barro Colorado Laboratory; tame tapirs at the laboratory; lodgings; observed birds, young, and their nests; terrain (shorelines, forests, valleys); and Perrygo preparing specimens. Some observed birds are identified by their Latin names. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Harold Trapido, Shirley Gage, Graham Bell Fairchild, Marshall Hertig, James Zetek, Marion Illg Stirling, Matthew Williams Stirling, and Richard H. Stewart. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project

Album 2 Panama, 1953

Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 Photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 183 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Veraguas, Provincia de
Chiriquí, Provincia de
Barro Colorado
Date Range:
1953
Start Date:
1953
End Date:
1953
Abstract:
Photograph album documents when Alexander Wetmore traveled to Panama in 1953 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Museo Nacional and collect bird specimens in Soná, Veraguas. This was the year Wetmore left the position of Secretary and became a Research Associate of the Smithsonian. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Photographs include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Images are primarily colleagues, sites and events observed during visit; and vistas of the countryside in which he collected; and Perrygo working on specimens. Locations include the vicinity of Chiriqui and Barro Colorado. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and Karl P. Curtis.
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Data Source:
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Album 2 Panama (Darien), 1946

Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 176
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Perlas, Archipiélago de las
Barro Colorado
Darién
Date Range:
1946
Start Date:
1946
End Date:
1946
Abstract:
The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's travels in Panama (Darien), 1946. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Subject matter includes images of colleagues and military in Pearl Islands, Panama; terrain including savanna, jungle, shorelines, and rivers; lodgings; anti-termite testing plot; Barro Colorado staff; locals traveling in a cayuco on the river; preparing collected specimens; point at Quebrada; examples of native residences; examples of clear-cutting forests; sites around Jaque Auxiliary Airfield. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, T. C. Schneirla, and James Zetek. Also included are photographs of the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory.
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
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Alexander Wetmore in Darien, Panama

Author:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Date:
March 30, 1947
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Wetmore's Neg. # 3261 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1947. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers in Smithsonian Institution Archives. 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, sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1944-1952, in a village at the mouth of the Rio Imamado, in Darien, Panama, on March 30, 1947, is on a collecting trip with Watson M. Perrygo. Wetmore is standing in front of a thatched roof hut set on stilts. A ladder made from a tree trunk leads from the ground to the floor of the hut. People and household goods are visible inside the hut. Wetmore was conducting ornithological field work for his four volume work, "The Birds of Panama."
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Album: "Darien, 1947"; 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
Topic:
Expeditions
Darien, Panama
Rio Imamado, Panama
Secretaries
Scientific expeditions
Ornithology
Secretariats
Collectors and collecting
Field Work
House furnishings
Ladders
Roofs
Standard number:
SIA2008-3182; Wetmore Neg. # 3261
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Perrygo Drinking a Royal Crown Cola in Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Royal Crown Cola
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Taxidermist (USNM)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5h x 4.5w; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Herrera (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 24, 1948
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Wetmore's Neg. # 3557 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1948. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers in Smithsonian Institution Archives.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:
Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, surrounded by children, leans against a post as he sips a drink from a bottle. Beside him, suspended from the ceiling of the covered walkway, is a sign advertising Royal Crown Cola. Perrygo is in Pese, Herrera, Panama. Perrygo accompanied Alexander Wetmore, sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, on several trips to Panama to collect bird specimens.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 2: Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Box 176, Album: Panama 1948
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Collectors and collecting
Field trips
Advertising
Scientific expeditions
Children
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Carbonated beverages
Beverages
Taxidermists
Standard number:
SIA2008-3192 or Wetmore 3557
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Album 2 Panama, 1952

Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 Photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 182
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Taboga
Barro Colorado
Taboguilla, Isla
Date Range:
1952
Start Date:
1952
End Date:
1952
Abstract:
The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama in 1952. Photographs include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes hills and shorelines of Taboga Island; structures and environs of Barro Colorado; Panamanian staff; Panamanians in daily activities; Perrygo and Wetmore preparing specimens; observed wildlife; and examples of transportation during travels (on the waterways). Locations photographed include vicinity of Taboguilla Island. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Harold Trapido, and James Zetek. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Data Source:
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Album 1 Panama (Darien), 1947

Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 177
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Darién
Date Range:
1947
Start Date:
1947
End Date:
1947
Abstract:
The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama (Darien), 1947. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and C. W. Quaintance. Also included are photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes terrain observed; examples of transportation between camp sites along the river; candid images of Choco Indians (individuals, families, and children) in daily activities; structures Choco villages; lodgings; Perrygo preparing specimen skins; Choco indians traveling on locally made vessels on rivers; prepared specimens.
Topic:
Ornithology
Choco Indians
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
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Alexander Wetmore in Panama Holding an Agami Heron

Author:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5 x 4.5; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Rio Imamado, Panama
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
April 16, 1947
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Wetmore's Neg. # 3305 is from a photo album documenting his Panama trip in 1948. The album is part of the Alexander Wetmore papers located in Smithsonian Institution Archives. 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:
In Rio Imamado, Darien, Panama, Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, stands leaning against a fallen tree holding an agami heron he has caught. Wetmore went to Panama to collect birds, 1946-1953.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9516, Box 1, Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews; Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Album: Darien 1947
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Birds
Collectors and collecting
Darien, Panama
Field trips
Herons
Ornithology
Ornithologists
Scientific expeditions
Secretariats
Standard number:
SIA2008-3240; Wetmore Neg. # 3305
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Album 2 Panama, 1948

Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 178
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama
Canal Zone
Barro Colorado
Herrera, Provincia de
Los Santos, Provincia de
Date Range:
1948
Start Date:
1948
End Date:
1948
Abstract:
The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama, 1948. Photographs sometimes include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes sites in towns; terrain of areas visited (rivers, countryside, saline flats, shorelines); candid images of Wetmore, colleagues, and locals; examination and preparation of specimens; process of making cane juice; residential structures; candid shots of archaeological excavations south of Parita, Herrera being conducted by M.W. Stirling (digging at site, preparing and photographing found materials, staff at work); staff out in the field; examples of transportation (including jeep from Albrook Air Force Base); farms and local people completing daily tasks; and observed birds (individual and groups), nests, and their environs. Sites photographed include vicinity of Barro Colorado, and the provinces of Herrera and Los Santos. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Gordon Randolph Willey, Richard H. Stewart, Matthew Williams Stirling, Marion Illg Stirling, Finn Ronne, Karl P. Curtis, Howard Clark, and Alejandro Mendez P.
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
See more records associated with this person:
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project

Alexander Wetmore on Pearl Islands

Author:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8"h x 10"w; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Panama, Pearl Islands
Date:
1940s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist and sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, on Pearl Islands, on a collecting trip with Watson M. Perrygo. Wetmore is sitting in a jeep. Wetmore conducted annual field trips to Panama to collect specimens for his four volume work, 'The Birds of Panama.'
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 174, Folder: Album 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Expeditions
Ornithology
Pearl Islands
Secretaries
Scientific expeditions
Standard number:
91-2184 or Wetmore # 2702
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Additional Online Media:

W. M. Perrygo Examining Wood Test Stakes

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
United States National Museum
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Panama
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1946
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.
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.
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
Topic:
Entomology
Scientific expeditions
Wood test stakes
Termites
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Pest Control
Taxidermists
Standard number:
92-15284 or Wetmore # 2868
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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