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Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Collection Source:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b&w, 6 x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa December 1909-January 1912
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Voyage à Dilolo."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. It was swung beneath a bamboo pole carried on the shoulders of two strong African men. They could travel 20 to 30 miles a day. In normal time, there were four pairs of men for the hammock, two men carrying at a time. Men strong enough were almost impossible to find because they were likely to go off to work in the mines.
General:
Title source: Archives staff; title not provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection digitized and available online. Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Hammocks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001, Item EEPA 1977-0001-235-02
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Emile Gorlia photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1977-001-ref1008