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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Constructing a house

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Constructing a house. Poles of wood - and poles for porch shown at right. Oil palm petioles 20 ft. or more long used as cross pieces and tied firmly into place with small strips of rattan - which grows abundantly here. Although it seems to have been pretty well exterminated near the village. This building will be used as a soap factory - soap made from palm oil. Cocoanut now 400 to 450 francs per ton - was 150 one year ago. Oil nuts 1000 francs per ton a year ago. Freight from outside excessive. Dar-es-Salaam chief (or nearest) port, and surest transportation. [Shantz travel journal, Jan. 28, 1920]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19200128_37307_m
Created: 
1920-01-28
City: 
Kindu
City Then: 
Kindu
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Country Then: 
Belgian Congo
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No