Margaret Mead with anthropologist Gregory Bateson (on the left) and Reo Fortune, Sydney, Australia, June 1933.
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This July 1933 photo shows [left to right] anthropologist Gregory Bateson with Margaret Mead and Reo Fortune, all of whom had just arrived in Sydney, Australia, from their New Guinea fieldwork

Credit: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

When this photograph was taken in 1933, the three anthropologists were just returning from field work in New Guinea. Margaret Mead would divorce Fortune, her second husband, in 1935 and then marry Bateson, one of the great anthropologists of the twentieth century the next year.  She and Bateson would have a daughter, Catharine, in 1939 and divorce in 1950.

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