Prints of expedition on the Loita Plains, British East Africa, including camps, Africans, vegetation and expedition activities

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The 36 black-and-white photographs document Edmund Heller's collecting in Africa during the Rainey African Expedition, 1911-1912. Includes images of expedition camps, Africans, vegetation, expedition activities including groups collecting specimens, carrying lion specimens to camp, participants, portrait of expedition hired local inhabitants including gunbearers, Ndi brush burning, Ndi forest and planting scene, and African huts. Some images have detailed descriptions on the reverse sides. No negatives unless otherwise marked on print. Locations include Taita, Guaso Nyiro River [Ewaso Ng’iro], Lololoki and Loita Plains, British East Africa [Kenya].

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  • Loita Plains
  • Taita
  • Africa
  • Kenya
  • Ng’iro, Ewaso


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007179

Collection name

Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

Physical Description

1 envelope

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 5 Folder 24