This exotic tropical scene, with its imaginative flora and idyllic birds, held special meaning for crowds that flocked to see it in Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. It is one of a dramatic set of new habitat groups of the Solomon Islands. Most of its specimens were collected by Lieut. Adam Bruce Fahnestock (killed last month in New Guinea) and his brother, Captain John Sheridan Fahnestock, on their expedition to the tranquil Solomons of 1940.


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