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Photographs were taken by A. C. Risser and Joe De Beers documenting their work for the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1963 - 1964. On the reverse side of the photographs are captions covering photographer, subject matter, location, and sometimes date. Subject matter covers candid images of participants, colleagues, and inhabitants; campsites; local museums; vehicles in the field; mammal specimens collected with local trapper; Namib Desert Research Station; children; and fish traps in the water. Participants photographed include Piet Geldenhuys, Art Risser, Brian Wessels, Al Moore, Ron Cole, G. Hughes, and J. Dixon. Locations include South West Africa [Namibia]; South Rhodesia; Cape Province, South Africa.

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  • Rhodesia
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Namib Desert


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

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-444

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1961 - 1972

Physical Description

1 envelope

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals


Box 2 Folder 1 Envelope 5