A quick jaunt to a country town.
|Goodbye to all that|
|No pigeons permitted|
|Above the crosswalk|
|Before the Fair|
|Sideshow star Frances O'Connor|
|P.T. Barnum's "living curiosities"|
|The author, aka "Bwana," takes aim at a 1963 Christmas wildebeest, or perhaps his baby sister. |
I believe that's a red/green/white flashlight at the waist. Note the gunbelt for the de rigeur .45.
|I spent many a happy hour memorizing Swahili words from Akely's glossary. |
Such as the essential "Bwana."
|Akeley and his camera|
|Akeley's famous elephant exhibit, 1914|
|Tip: To kill a leopard with your bare hands, crush its rib cage by kneeling on it.|
|Tip: Don't get in the way of a mad elephant.|
|One panel from a great Akeley comicbook|
|Carl's wife, Mary Jobe Akeley, accompanied him on most of his trips, and wrote or co-wrote many of the books I devoured.|