In 1876, an amateur birder named Genevieve Jones determined to illustrate her own book of nests and eggsm after being inspired by the work of naturalist John James Audubon. Tragically, Jones died before she completed her project, and her family finished the book in her memory. The completed version – with only 90 published – became one of the most prized naturalist books of the 19th century. Now, America’s Other Audubon, a full reprinting of Jones’ remarkable work, is available from Princeton Architectural Press. Bob talks with scholar Joy Kiser about her work on this project.
To read more about Genevieve Jones and see more images from the book, go here.