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In 2009, Lonnie Dupre led a team of explorers on a fifty-four day trek across the ice to the North Pole, following the footsteps of explorer, Robert Peary one hundred years earlier. This trip commemorated one of the most famous early polar expeditions and raised awareness of the effects of global warming. To mark the Academy of Natural Sciences' early support of Peary's explorations, Dupre planted the Academy flag at the Pole.
The collection consists of photographic prints of the creation of taxidermied gorillas which were collected by the 1934 George Vanderbilt Expedition to Western Africa. The collection includes correspondence with the taxidermists, John Jonas and Louis Jonas (Jonas Brothers Studios), memoranda, and photographs of the mounting of specimens and the diorama.
This collection contains materials primarily related to Academy of Natural Sciences sponsored expeditions to collect specimens and study the natural world in the West Indies in 1888, Greenland in 1891, and Hawai’i in 1893.