Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940

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Creator

  • Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
  • Mann, William M., 1886-1960
  • Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)

Abstract

The black and white photographs were taken by the Manns on the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia in 1940, while collecting animals for the National Zoo. Subject matter includes: the expedition's progression over land and waterways in a variety of vessels; portraits of participants and native people; Ralph Norris (animal keeper) with a pygmy hippo; tribal dances; Monrovia waterfront; care and housing of collected animals; Episcopal Mission at Bromley; and people at work at the plantation. Images are in a variety of sizes; some include captions.

Date Range

1940

Start Date

1940

End Date

1940

Access Information

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Topic

  • Zoos
  • Zoology
  • Wild animal collecting

Place

  • Liberia
  • Monrovia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007293

Collection name

William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 19 Folder 8