Sunday, July 12, 2015

“Remember Josephine the #baboon? She traveled to America...

“Remember Josephine the #baboon? She traveled to America by sea from Kenya in July 1957 — alongside a second baby baboon, named Joseph. “They won the affection of the seamen by panhandling chewing gum, candy drops and especially beer,” @nytimes reported. Here, it appears that Josephine tried to give @nytimes staff photographer John Orris a run for his money. No record was made of what Josephine photographed that day — if anything — or whether she returned the camera before heading off to the @stlzoo. We have been sharing photos of seafaring animals from the @nytimes #archives for #nytweekender. An extended version of this series originally ran as part of the #lensblog’s Lively Morgue series. #🐒” By nytimes on Instagram.

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