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Image # 227033
Lang's note: The line of 200 porters and native assistants of the Congo Expedition emerging from the dense forest after 22 days of march from Stanleyville to Avakubi. Mr. Chapin is about the 9th from the front. Near Avakubi, Congo Belge, Sept 30, 1909.

During their six years in Africa, Lang and Chapin employed a total of 38,000 African porters and assistants. It was common for as many as 200 Africans at a time to assist the expedition's movements from place to place. This photograph was taken early, when the expedition was still making its way to its base camp in Avakubi.

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