Human Tusk porters

Despite an introduction of railroads in East Africa late in the 19th century, much of the transporting of ivory to the African coast, and hence, to Zanibar, still depended on human porters.  This undated, early 20th century photograph may have been taken by trader Ernst Moore, who bought ivory for a major Connecticut ivory supplier and later wrote a horrific of the ivory trade.

( THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION / June 3, 2014 )

Despite an introduction of railroads in East Africa late in the 19th century, much of the transporting of ivory to the African coast, and hence, to Zanibar, still depended on human porters. This undated, early 20th century photograph may have been taken by trader Ernst Moore, who bought ivory for a major Connecticut ivory supplier and later wrote a horrific of the ivory trade.

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