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Bush elephant killed at Bodjo, Upper Wele, Congo (Aba-Niangara Road), 1915, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/182

Scope and Contents

101 x 76 mm. A view showing two Africans standing beside an elephant shot by Christy. In Christy (1924), he states that the tusks weighed between 119 and 120 lbs, but on the back of two copies of this print the figure is given as 97 and 107 lbs. There would appear to be some confusion between this elephant and another featured in this collection.


  • Creation: 1915


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

Y304A/181-183 are prints of the same photograph.


This appears as Figure 42 in: Christy, Cuthbert (1924). Big game and Pygmies: experiences of a naturalist in Central African forests in quest of the Okapi, London: Macmillan, facing page 84.




Christy, Cuthbert, 1863-1932

Finding aid date

2004-01-15 16:07:10+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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