National Geographic : 1938 May
WHO'S WHO IN THE MONKEY WORLD © National Geographic Society Painting by Elie Cheverlange SPRINGTIME BRINGS AN ORGAN-GRINDER AND HIS RING-TAIL, OR CAPUCHIN, MONKEY The latter name comes from the dark patch of hair which suggests the cowl of a Capuchin monk. The other refers to the long curling tail which serves its owner as a fifth hand and is used in swinging from branch to branch in its South American forest home. Old World monkeys, in contrast, use their graceful tails only for balance. Comical and intelligent, with tiny, knowing face and wrinkled brow, the CAPUCIIN is the monkey usually seen with the hurdy-gurdy man in the United States. Another accomplished penny-collector is the Rhesus Monkey from India (Plate XVI).