“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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