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[Cookie the Chimpanzee with boy on a tricycle, Bronx Zoo, New York]

Object Name
Date1943 (printed 2012)
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Cookie, a young chimpanzee in the Bronx Zoo, was a popular photographic subject in the early 1940s. After receiving a box camera loaded with film, Cookie became a celebrated amateur photographer in her own right, whose images were reproduced in various magazines and journals. Vishniac’s fascination with and appreciation for animals, and his passion for photographing them, can be seen in hundreds of unprinted negatives from early 1920s Europe to late 1960s America. The Vishniac family even had a pet monkey, Jackie, in their Berlin apartment.

Inkjet print
Image: 10 x 9 5/8 in. (25.4 x 24.4 cm)
place taken Bronx, New York, United States
Credit Line
Roman Vishniac Archive
Accession Number2012.80.38
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: [email protected].