Handwritten texts on verso contact print reads, " Lusambo."
Judge E. Gorlia's first journey in the Belgian Congo from December 1909 to January 1912.
The canoe is almost everywhere the sole means, apart from human porterage, which the native has devised for the transport of goods. In size it varies: many are designed to carry from two to six men, but others are larger. They are generally well adapted for example for the rivers that lack depth or the courses that abound in rocks and rapids.
Title source: Archives staff; title not provided by photographer.
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