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Fifteen (15) Press Photos - Osa & Martin Johnson -Motion Picture Explorer and Adventurer
Several of the photographs have been retouched for printing.1930-1939. A collection of 15 various press photos from 1930-1939 from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco papers. The photos focus primarily on Osa, but include some of the fatal plane crash of Martin. Seven (7) of the photos show Osa on excursions with animals, natives and scenery. All with captions on reverse. Largest photo is 8" x 10". They called themselves "Motion Picture Explorers," attempting to accurately photograph wildlife in its habitat. They shaped the way Americans in the first half of the twentieth century viewed Africa.
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