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.
Title source: Archives staff; title not provided by photographer.
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