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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Location Subject:
Tombage
Filename:
X077
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C2:
Delo Bridge; Tombage
C3:
The suspension bridge across the Delo River at Tombage. A pigmy man may be seen standing in the center of the bridge thus giving an idea of its scale. This picture shows particularly well the method of bundling the rattan cables and attaching the footpath. This is the only bridge crossing the Delo along its entire course. The Delo River here is a milk-colored glacial stream.
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Quote from Stirling Journal:
Across the Delo at this point, where it narrows between two rocky bluffs, is a rattan suspension bridge about thirty yards long. (Sept 27)


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