• Short Summary

    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals conferred its Medal of Honor and Certificate of Merit on Monkey Baker on Monday June 29 at the Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.

  • Description

    (a).
    Mr. Rockefeller making award to Baker.


    (b).
    Dr. Beischer and Baker.


    (c).
    Entrance to USN School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Fla.


    (d).
    Adm. Goldwaite arriving with Mr. Rockefeller.


    (e).
    Various views of Baker.




    Initials


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    Background: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals conferred its Medal of Honor and Certificate of Merit on Monkey Baker on Monday June 29 at the Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.

    Monday Baker in the smaller of the two female monkeys who on May 28 became the first passengers to travel by missile into outer space and be recovered alive.

    ASPCA's National President, William Rockefeller, of New York, presented the award, Dr. Dietrich E. Beischer, director of the project at the Navy's aviation medicine school which trained the open pound Baker, accepted the award in the squirrel monkey's behalf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4D5DHWWST3UVA5Z73HINSIHI3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4D5DHWWST3UVA5Z73HINSIHI3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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