Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
1 Photograph album
Smithsonian Institution Archives
The photograph album documents Alexander Wetmore's work in Panama in 1949. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Photographs include numbers, date, and caption with description and location. Subject matter includes images documenting their travel across Panama, Panamanians encountered and employed by Wetmore; examples of the vegetation seen in region; terrain (savannas, rivers, wetlands, forests); portraits and candid images of colleagues and military; pole traps; cayucos; observed birds (individual and group), nests, and environs; structures and residences of villages; Choco indians in daily life and clearing forests; Wetmore and others collecting specimens; ruins; photographs taken from plane ride over Rio Bayano and Chiman; and images of Albrook Air Force Base. Locations include vicinity of Cerro Azul, Cheppo and Bayano Reservoir in Panama. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Richard H. Stewart, Matthew Williams Stirling, Marion Illg Stirling, and James Zetek.