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Ford on Rio Parita, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
United States. Army
Taxidermist (USNM)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographi print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Herrera (Panama : Province)
Panama, Herrera, Parita, Rio Parita
Date:
March 30, 1948
Topic:
Military
Wagons
Jeep automobile
Animals
Transportation
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2008-3197 or Wetmore 3607
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Wetmore's Neg. # 3607 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
Summary:
View is of the ford on the Rio Parita, at Parita, Herrera, Panama. The U.S. Army Air Force jeep loaned to ornithologist and sixth Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore can be seen to the left. Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist, is seated inside the jeep. In the water, there is a man standing in a wagon being pulled by oxen
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 007006, Box 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948
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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Perrygo Packing Mammal Skins

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Eumenio
Taxidermist (USNM)
National Collections
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
Herrera (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 10, 1948
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
Taxidermy
Animal skins
Children
Taxidermists
Field trips
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Preservation
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Collectors and collecting
Specimens
Standard number:
SIA2008-6164
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. #3514
Summary:
Image, taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama, shows Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, packing salted mammal skins in newspapers with the assistance of Eumenio, a young boy, in Parita, Herrera, Panama. Perrygo accompanied Alexander Wetmore on his trips to collect specimens and conduct ornithological field work
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948
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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Perrygo Displaying a Frigate Bird to Children

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Arosemena, Dionysio (Fulo)
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Siguarria, Octavio
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:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Los Santos (Panama : Province)
Monagre (Los Santos, Panama)
Date:
March 16, 1948
Topic:
Ornithologists
Jeep automobile
Frigate birds
Ornithology
Children
Taxidermists
Field trips
Transportation
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Collectors and collecting
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Specimens
Birds
Standard number:
SIA2008-6165
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. #3521
Summary:
Watson M. Perrygo, National Museum of Natural History taxidermist and field collector, shows a frigate bird killed in Monagre, Los Santos, Panama, to local children. Local field assistants Fulo Arosemena and Octavio Siguarria are pictured on the left. A jeep is partially visible behind Perrygo. Taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Folder: Album Panama 1948
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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Mouth of Río Mensabé, Puerto Mensabé, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Landscape
Photographic print
Place:
Panama
Los Santos (Panama : Province)
Rio Mensabe, Los Santos (Panama : Province)
Puerto Mensabe, Los Santos (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 26, 1948
Topic:
Boats and boating
Landscape
Ornithologists
Scientific expeditions
Binoculars
Field trips
Secretaries
Natural history
Rivers
Panamanians
Standard number:
SIA2008-6173
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in Alexander Wetmore's photo album of his 1948 trip to Panama. Wetmore Neg. #3564
Summary:
At the mouth of Río Mensabé in Puerto Mensabé, Los Santos, Panama, a man, possibly Watson M. Perrygo, is using binoculars. A boat can be seen pulled up on the shore and three people can be seen along the Río Mensabé. Image taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record 7006, Box 176, Album: Panama 1948
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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La Honda, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
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
La Honda
(Los Santos, Panama)
Date:
March 15, 1948
Topic:
Ornithologists
Jeep automobile
Firearms
Children
Field trips
Transportation
Indigenous peoples
Natural history
Fieldwork
Birds--Collection and preservation
Specimens
Ornithology--Field work
Collectors and collecting
Scientific expeditions
Panamanians
Birds
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Ornithology
Standard number:
SIA2008-6188 and Wetmore Neg. #4031
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Image contained in photo album prepared by Alexander Wetmore of his trip to Panama
Summary:
In La Honda, Los Santos, Panama, to the left of a jeep stand Smithsonian field collector Watson M. Perrygo holding a rifle and a woman. A man and a boy stand to the right . On the hood of a jeep lays a bird carcass with its head hanging down over the grill on the hood of a jeep .Taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Folder Album: Panama 1948
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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W. M. Perrygo at Río Mensabé, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
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:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Los Santos (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 26, 1948
Topic:
Camping--Equipment and supplies
Field trips
Taxidermy
Taxidermists
Ornithology
Ornithology--Field work
Natural areas
Rivers
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Cookery--Equipment and supplies
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2008-6193 and Wetmore Neg. # 4043
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Watson M. Perrygo, taxidermist, field collector and exhibits specialist at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), sits to eat a noon meal at the Río Mensabé, near La Palma, Los Santos, Panama. He is seated on a blanket surrounded by food items, drinks, pots and pans. He accompanied Alexander Wetmore on his scientific research trips to Panama. Taken by Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth Secretary of Smithsonian, during an ornithological field trip to Panama
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box 176, Folder Album: Panama 1948
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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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
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Church buildings
Horses
Indians of Central America
Standard number:
SIA2009-0561 and 5098
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. #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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
Topic:
Buildings--Panama
Scientific expeditions
Indians of Central America
Villages
Houses
Standard number:
SIA2009-0562 and 5102
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. #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
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
Topic:
Entomology
Scientific expeditions
Wood test stakes
Termites
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Pest Control
Taxidermists
Standard number:
92-15284 or Wetmore # 2868
Restrictions:
No restrictions
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Watson Perrygo in Darien, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
United States National Museum
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States. Army
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Panama
Panama, Darien, Jaque
Date:
1946
Topic:
McCarthy, Sergeant E. W. (Bill)
Expeditions
Collectors and collecting
Scientific expeditions
Taxidermists
Trucks
Transportation
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
91-2185 or Wetmore # 2717
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Watson M. Perrygo (left), taxidermist for the United States National Museum, and Sergeant E. W. (Bill) McCarthy (right) both leaning against a truck, with unidentified man seated in the truck, in Jaque, Darien, Panama, on April 9, 1946. Perrygo accompanied Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist and Sixth Secretary (1944-1952) of the Smithsonian, on numerous bird specimen collecting trips to 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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
Topic:
Boats and boating
Motors
Ornithologists
Scientific expeditions
Rivers
Secretaries
Field trips
Secretariats
Standard number:
SIA2008-6197 or Wetmore 4762
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. #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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Antonio Garcia and W. M. Perrygo, 1951

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Garcia, Antonio
United States National Museum
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
Date:
March 3, 1951
Topic:
Indians of Central America
Mountains--Panama
Cerro Campana, Panama
Natural areas
Scientific expeditions
Ornithologists
Secretaries
Buildings--Panama
Houses
Taxidermists
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Panamanians
Standard number:
SIA2009-2347 and 4469
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. #4469
Summary:
Photograph of Antonio Garcia [left] and Watson M. Perrygo [right] in Cerro Campana, Panama. The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore on March 3, 1951, during an ornithological expedition. The two men are standing in front of a house overlooking a mountainous valley. Perrygo was a taxidermist for the United States National Museum and joined Wetmore on his ornithological expedition
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Collection 7006, Box 178, Panama 1951
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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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
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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James Zetek on Barro Colorado Island

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Zetek, James b. 1886
Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Panama Canal Zone
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
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama, Panama, Barro Colorado Island
Date:
March 12, 1946
Topic:
Directors
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Entomologists
Biological Stations
Islands
Naturalists
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2010-1174 or 2881
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore visited Panama, 1946, to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, inspect the San Jose Project of 1944, and collect bird specimens in Darien. He was assisted by Watson M. Perry go. Photograph included in the transcript of Graham Bell Fairchild Interview by Joel B. Hagen, June 7, 1989, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. Photograph included in the transcript of Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, October 30, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives
Summary:
Dr. James Zetek (1886-1959), entomologist and founding director of the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA), standing in front of one of the CZBA buildings on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone. The CZBA became part of the Smithsonian in 1946 and was later renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The image was taken by Alexander Wetmore, sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist, while conducting scientific research in the area
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 175, Folder: Album 2
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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Lunch at 2000 Feet on Cerro Campana, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
Trapido, Harold
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Coca-Cola Company
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Panama, Panama, Capira, Cerro Campana
Date:
1951
Topic:
Fairchild, Graham Bell
Gage, Shirley
Hertig, Marshall
Ornithology
Automobiles
Field trips
Transportation
Entomologists
Picnicking
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Secretaries
Scientific expeditions
Cerro Campana, Panama
Women
Standard number:
SIA2010-0499 and Wetmore 4448
Restrictions:
No restrictions
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
The image was taken by Sixth Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition to the region in Panama to study birds
Summary:
Lunch has been set out on a hill at 2000 feet on Cerro Campana, Panama. A Coca Cola ice chest has been set in the middle and several thermoses can be seen. A car on top of this hill has its hood open as well as the driver's door. Sitting on the hill from L to R are: Harold Trapido, Shirley Gage (smoking a cigarette), Graham Bell Fairchild, Watson M. Perrygo, and Marshall Hertig (with a cigarette in his mouth). Perrygo accompanied Wetmore who 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, Wetmore Papers, Box 178, Album: Panama 1951; 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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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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
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
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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