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The Art of African Exploration
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 Image number:SIL28-286-03
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  From:
Journal of a journey into South African gold fields, Transvaal and Matabeleland, 1869–1870

Thomas Baines 1820–1875
Manuscript,

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Hollow gourds tied together were used as flotation devices; here Baines sketches his own version using gallon-size tin canisters.
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