Manns in Liberia Collecting for NZP

ID: 79-11665 and SIA2009-0984

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7293, Box 19, Folder: 8

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"At Bendaja, we made friends with Boima Quae (center), a famous old Gola chief, the Mohammedan priest of the village (far left), and Fermetah, the chief's favorite wife (far right)." William M. Mann, director of the National Zoological Park, is second from left; his wife, Lucile Quarry Mann is second from right. Manns were on the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia to collect animals for the National Zoological Park.


  • Mann, Lucile Quarry 1897-
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Lucile Quarry Mann discusses the trip in her oral history interview, RU 9513. A film of this trip that includes this scene is located in the William M. and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, RU 7293, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7293, Box 19, Folder: 8

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Women
  • Quae, Boima
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Directors
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition
  • History
  • Fermetah
  • Gola
  • Liberia
  • Women--History


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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79-11665 and SIA2009-0984

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Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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