Wilbur A. Sawyer holding up an elephant tusk in Bandundu, Belgian Congo


Title:
Wilbur A. Sawyer holding up an elephant tusk in Bandundu, Belgian Congo
Description:
As Director of Laboratories at the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division, Dr. Sawyer served as a delegate to various international health conferences. Returning from a conference on yellow fever in Cape Town in November 1932, he passed through the Belgian Congo (now Zaire) to talk with officials there about yellow fever surveys. He took several pictures of these elephant tusks to send to his son Billy. Here Sawyer holds up one tusk to show its length compared to his own height of 5'8". The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Dec. 24, 1932. The largest of the tusks compared with height of W.A.S. Out of focus.". NOTE: The original photograph is blurry.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
24 December 1932
Right Type:
Rights Could Not Be Determined - Release
Right Statement:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
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Subject:
Public Health
Profiles in Science ID:
LWBBFZ
NLM ID:
101584931X84
Genre:
Photographic prints
Format:
Still Image
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: 4