To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Martin + Osa Johnson’s expeditions to Oceania in 1917 & 1919, and Southeast Asia in 1920, we’ve had staff, volunteers, & fans suggest their favorite images from each trip.  Selections were chosen for both their historic content as well as their more stunning photographic style.  We’ll be posting at least 100 for each trip here, and we hope you enjoy them.  Follow us on Facebook at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum to help us identify peoples & place in the photos.

Once published on Facebook and other social media outlets, the images can be shared or used commercially without giving credit to the original artists or the institutions that work to preserve the original art.  Unmarked versions are available for research and for sale in our Osa’s Ark Museum Store that is the supporting funding agency for our nonprofit museum.  Revenue from collections use goes to the maintenance of the collections to insure their maximum longevity.  For more information on research opportunities or permissions for commercial use of any image we host on our website or post on social media, please email staff.


Here are photos from Martin + Osa  Johnson’s second expedition in 1919 to Oceania, and it includes scenes of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. 


These are the selected photos from Martin + Osa  Johnson’s first expedition in 1920 to Southeast Asia. It includes scenes of Singapore, but the focus is on North Borneo, particularly of the city of Sandakan and photos from the exploration the Johnsons conducted from Sandakan to the Headwaters of the Kinabatangan River.