Mode of Transporting Ivory, Central Africa, mid-1860s

Description

Captioned, Mode of Carrying Ivory, the engraving shows a Central African village scene with people gathered in front of their houses, a woman carrying a jar on her head, a man smoking a pipe; in the foreground a male is carrying a large elephant's tusk on his shoulder while holding two spears in his right hand. This volume is based on the writings of David Livingstone, but it is unclear if the engraving was done specifically for this volume or is based on another source.

Source

Henry Gardiner Adams, Missionary Travels and Adventures in Africa; or, The Life of David Livingstone . . . with brief account of the commencement of the mission at Ujiji, where Stanley found Livingstone (London, 1880), facing p. 255.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

ivory

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Great Lakes

Citation

"Mode of Transporting Ivory, Central Africa, mid-1860s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2850
Captioned, Mode of Carrying Ivory, the engraving shows a Central African village scene with people gathered in front of their houses, a woman carrying a jar on her head, a man smoking a pipe; in the foreground a male is carrying a large elephant's tusk on his shoulder while holding two spears in his right hand. This volume is based on the writings of David Livingstone, but it is unclear if the engraving was done specifically for this volume or is based on another source.
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