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


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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.

Comments
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.