A black and white photo of a woman holding up a spider in a pair of tweezers
The Spider Lady, Circa 1939
Nan Songer, a spider expert living in California, played an integral part in the Allies’ success in World War II by supplying silk for bombsights.
The Spider Lady, Circa 1939
The Spider Lady, Circa 1939

Nan Songer, a spider expert living in California, played an integral part in the Allies’ success in World War II by supplying silk for bombsights.

Nan Songer, a spider expert living in California, played an integral part in the Allies’ success in World War II by supplying silk for bombsights.

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spider jumping while making silk
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spider on a web
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