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Turnbull's Pygmy diorama
Colin Turnbull's Pygmy diorama, American Museum of Natural History, Hall of Man in Africa, still on view at the turn of the millennium. Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History Photo Archives. The museum did not realize that by permitting Joe and Colin's displays to be included in the Hall of Man in Africa, the exhibition would have greater staying power and political viability than most Africa exhibitions mounted in the United States at that time.

Turnbull with Mbuti Children, 1953
Colin Turnbull with Mbuti children, 1953. Photo by Colin Turnbull, Courtesy of the Avery Research Center."What would we lose if we gave our children something different, something of what the Mbuti have to teach us about motherhood?"


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