Behind the Picture: Hansel Mieth’s Wet, Unhappy Monkey

A rhesus monkey in Puerto Rico, 1938.
Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

It's one of the most famous photographs of an animal ever made--but Hansel Mieth's own attitude toward her 1938 portrait of a sodden rhesus monkey was, to put it bluntly, conflicted. Read More

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