Photographs - Mauritania

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The black-and-white photographs document the work of D. E. Harvey in Mauritania as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1966 - 1967. On the reverse side of the photographs are captions with location (including distance from), date, and sometimes subject matter and photographer. Some photographs are without captions. Subject matter includes observed mammals, participants working in the field, vistas and detail images of habitat, Senegal [Sénégal] River, damaged automobile (car axle), structures (unidentified), and detail images of vegetation. Locations include Essaouira, Fort Gouraud [Fdérik], Nouakchott, Passe de Soufa, Aleg, Chinguetti.

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At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • Passe de Soufa
  • Nouakchott
  • Aleg
  • Mauritania
  • Sénégal
  • Fdérik
  • Chinguetti


  • 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 3 Folder 6 Envelope 1