Mary Livingston Ripley (d. 1996), S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), Salim Ali

A few nice orchid types images I found:

Mary Livingston Ripley (d. 1996), S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), Salim Ali
orchid types
Image by Smithsonian Institution
Description: In 1976 S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), ornithologist and eighth Smithsonian Secretary made a trip to India to conduct research with Salim Ali for their "Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan." In this photograph (from left to right in the first row), an unidentified person, Salim Ali (1896-1987), Ripley’s wife Mary Livingston Ripley (d. 1996), and Ripley sit on a hillside in India. The two men in the back row are unidentified. Ali is holding something in his hand which he is offering to Mary Ripley. One of the men in the back row is holding binoculars. Mary Ripley was an amateur botanist and entomologist, and on their field trips she would collect insect and plant specimens for the National Museum of Natural History and the National Orchid Collection.

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: C-type print

Date: 1976

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Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession number: SIA2007-0155

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