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The Art of African Exploration
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African Swimming Ferry

African Swimming Ferry,  Image number:SIL28-285-03
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  From:
The art of travel: or, Shifts and contrivances available in wild countries

Francis, Sir Galton 1822-1911
London, John Murray, 1855.

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The illustration depicts a mode of transporting people and goods across rapid rivers devised by the Yariba (Yoruba) people.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries