A few people have asked me to comment on the significance of this picture. It was taken in July 1953 shortly before I turned 4 years old. The man is my grandfather, George C. Wheeler, who was a biologist at the University of North Dakota. He was a student of William Morton Wheeler, and like WMW, studied ants. We think the picture was taken in the Badlands, and George is showing me how to collect ants (note the aspirator). The film was found, undeveloped!, in the early 1980's. By that time I was studying ants also. It was quite a surprise to see what developed, since none of us remembered my early exposure to ant field work.
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