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Pictured is a rhinoceros on the ground. This image is part of a collection taken during the Paul J. Rainey Expedition to British East Africa. Following the conclusion of the Smithsonian-Roosevelt Expedition, Rainey asked Edmund Heller, a Smithsonian naturalist, to assist on an expedition to British East Africa. Important localities visited included the Mombasa region, the Loiti Plains, Nairobi and vicinity, Fort Hall, Mount Kenia and vicinity, Mount Uaragess and vicinity and the Kavirando Bay region of Lake Victoria. Heller also made a trip independent of the expedition to Mount Lololokwi.


Rainey African Expedition (1911-1912)


  • Also known as SPI_1659
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7179, Box 5, Folder 3, Image No. 75-7404

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Rhinoceroses


Africa, East


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007179 [75-7404]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints

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