Shown above is Osa Johnson; photo via Beuller Designs, copyright belongs to eastman.org.
Johnson's 1940 book, I Married Adventure, used so nicely by Rayman Boozer in a tablescape for Essence.
Did you know there is a Martin and Osa Johnson museum? Today a friendly reader, Patrick, told me about the Safari Museum located in Chanute, Kansas. With all my posts on Osa Johnson's seen-everywhere zebra-covered book, I had to share this.
On view at the Museum are many artifacts from the Johnson's adventures. But even more interesting, I'm told, is the exhibition of commercial items Osa marketed after her adventures: toy stuffed African animals and accompanying children's books, for example. It seems she was a serious entrepreneur. Today the museum shop sells the Johnson's movie posters, and not surprisingly a wide array of books.
Speaking of safari chic, Rayman Boozer's natural seashell napkin rings are really from the Philippines, but I think the leopard-like spots give them an African vibe. About 3" wide. $6.