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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Construction of hut

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Detail - poles tied in place by ivory palm. I am impressed with the wonderful use of grass by the natives. A few poles cut from any wood - a few palm leaves or bark of Brachystegia?, a little attention to rough detail and the addition of a few bundles of dry grass - lashed down again by palm (ivory) leaves or Brachystegia bark, and you have a wonderfully serviceable shelter at practically no expense. In America galvanized iron or boards make stock shelters far less serviceable - sightly and comfortable. [Shantz travel journal, Nov. 26, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19191126_36778_m
Created: 
1919-11-26
City: 
Kafue
City Then: 
Kafue
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Zambia
Country Then: 
Northern Rhodesia
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No