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Archives: Alfred M. Bailey Bird Photographs from Louisiana


Tags: birds, photography, Louisiana, Alfred M. Bailey

Created: 6/4/2013      Updated: 8/10/2016

Alfred M. Bailey, director of the Chicago Academy of Sciences from 1927-1936, was an avid nature photographer in both still and motion picture formats.  Bailey was an ornithologist, so the majority of his images are of birds.  The Academy has a large number of Bailey's photographs in their Archives taken on his trips all over the United States and Canada with the intention of recording a variety of species of birds in their natural habitat.  Here are a few examples from his trips to Louisiana:

Anhinga with young on nest taken in Louisiana ca. 1930.

Francis R. Dickinson canoeing
Francis R. Dickinson canoeing to bird blind for taking images of migrating birds at the Paul Rainey Bird Sanctuary in Louisiana, ca. 1932.

Laughing Gull on nest
Laughing Gull with eggs on nest taken in Louisiana ca. 1930.

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican feeding its young taken on shore in Louisiana, ca. 1930.

Royal Tern Colony
Close-up of Royal Tern with young in nesting colony taken on shore of Louisiana, ca. 1930.

Amber King
Assistant Collections Manager

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