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A road in Benguella

A road in San Tomè, through a Cocoa Roca

A San Thomé policeman

A Sunday school on the Kasai

A wayside cocoa buying Station, Mr. Dodowa, Gold Coast.

A wayside station on the Congo railway

A wooding post on the Juapa

A young heifer of five months, reared on the Aruwimi

Acacia avenue at Barumba on main Congo. Opposite mouth of the Aruwimi

Agent of Kasai Company in his garden at Bashishombe

Agent of Katanga Company, Kasai, on whose grounds Mr. and Mrs. Harris encamped whilst waiting for steamer

Agents of Messrs. Hatton & Cookson, who entertained Mr. and Mrs. Harris at Lukula, Mayumbe

Agents of the Société Anonyme Belge at Bolengola on the Ikelemba

American trading factory at mouth of Black River. Upper Congo

An Ikelemba woman with tribal mark

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An Ivory Store

An ivory store. This image (Neg. 132) formed part of the Harris Lantern Slide Collection. This photograph formed part of the Harris Lantern Slide Collection. Under King Leopold II the Congo Free State used mass forced labour to extract rubber from the jungle for the European market. As consumer demand grew King Leopold II's private army - the Force Publique - used violent means to coerce the population into meeting quotas, including murder, mutilation, rape, village burning, starvation and hostage taking. Alice Seeley Harris and her husband Reverend John H. Harris were missionaries in the Congo Free State from the late 1890s. Alice produced a collection of images documenting the horrific abuses of the African rubber labourers. Her photographs are considered to be an important development in the history of humanitarian campaigning. The images were used in a number of publications. The Harrises also used the photographs to develop the Congo Atrocity Lantern Lecture which toured Britain and the the USA raising awareness of the issue of colonial abuses under King Leopold II's regime. Source: Antislavery International and Panos Pictures.

Angola slaves on San Tomè

Aruwimi chief wearing hat of monkey skin

Aruwimi natives with peculiar headdress

Backwater near Lobito Bay, the home of flocks of flamingos