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Gong

James L. Clark1909

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service

Theodore Roosevelt's taxidermist, James L. Clark, fashioned a pair of elephant tusks into a dinner chime for the Roosevelt family. The elephant tusks came from an elephant that TR hunted in Kenya during his African safari in September of 1909. Clark was also a taxidermist for the American Museum of Natural History and had a prominent taxidermy studio in New York City.

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Details

  • Title: Gong
  • Creator: James L. Clark
  • Date Created: 1909
  • Physical Dimensions: L 114.3 cm, H 54.9 cm, W 40.7 cm
  • Subject Keywords: African Safari, 1909-1910, Big game hunting, Hunting trophies, Wildlife conservation
  • Contributor: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Medium: Elephant tusks with brass and oak

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