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Loads of dried fish landed at Loanda for transport to the Island of San Tome as food for for the servicaes

Loading palm oil at Batanga

Loading palm kernels, Cabinda

Large canoe in which Mr. and Mrs. Harris travelled up the Maringa River

Landing cargo of dried fish at Loanda for transport to the Cocoa Islands as food for servicaes

Lads bathing in Juapa River

Kroo boys feeding on a West African steamer

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Image of a Ship

Unknown. This image 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.

Hospital at Pangu, Kasai River

Group awaiting S. S. Lapsley at Luebo, upper Kasai, when Mr. and Mrs. Harris were on board

General view of Matadi from Baptist Missionary Society's Station – Londé

Diving for sixpences at Las Palmas

Cattle at Loanda

Canoeing on the Aruwimi. Mrs. Harris and native attendants in foreground

Canoe with produce on the Aruwimi

Canoe laden with produce, Lulanga River. Upper Congo

Canoe carrying produce on Aruwimi River

Canoe at Baringa racing alongside that carrying Mr. and Mrs. Harris and carriers

Bridge over the lagoon at Lobito Bay

Boats carrying repatriated "servicaes" ashore at Novo Redondo from S. S. Zaire