Untitled (silk worms). Silver print, 13 1/2x10 inches (34.2x254. cm.), with Bourke-White's hand stamp on verso. Circa 1934
Like the artist Catherine Chalmers, Bourke-White was fascinated with entomology. She spent considerable time photographing members of the praying mantis family, even carrying around egg cases with her on industrial assignments to ensure she didn't miss their hatching.