What’s cuter than a baby monkey? How about a baby monkey hugging a baby tiger? There’s always some lovely surprise within the Smithsonian’s field notes. Since I’ve joined the Field Book Project, I’ve digitized Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore's sketches of birds, watercolors of sea slugs, and now an album full of baby animal photos.
This photo album was compiled for Lucile Mann, a zoologist and writer, and wife of National Zoo Director William Mann. The snapshots were taken during the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies in 1937.
- A Life on the Wild Side: Lucile Quarry Mann, The Bigger Picture, Smithsonian Institution Archives
- An Undersea Invertebrates Update: Treatment Progress on Bartsch’s Nudibranchs Field Book, The Bigger Picture, Smithsonian Institution Archives
- Field Book Project, National Museum of Natural History