Saturday, July 11, 2015

“Among the millions that entered America through the Port...

“Among the millions that entered America through the Port of New York in the 20th century, one group stood out: the animals. When a new shipment landed, even the @nytimes paid attention. Josephine, a young #baboon on her way to the @stlzoo in July 1957, posed for photographers at what was then known as Bush Terminal, a port in Brooklyn. The @nytimes staff photographer John Orris photographed Josephine at the end of her 28-day journey aboard a freighter from Mombasa, Kenya. Josephine traveled to America with 27 other animals, and every single one of them, @nytimes reported, got seasick during the trip. This photo comes from the #archives of @nytimes. We’ll share more photos of seafaring animals for #nytweekender. #🐒” By nytimes on Instagram.

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