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Head of the giant forest hog, a male shot near Poko, Wele District

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/222

Scope and Contents

112 x 157 mm. A view showing the severed head of a giant hog; 'the grotesque whitish eye warts and the characteristic erectness of the bristles of the coat are well seen'. Photograph by C.A. Reid.


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


This appears as Figure 87 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 196.




Reid, C A, fl 1914

Finding aid date

2004-01-16 14:04:16+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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