"Because of the size of the country and the poor condition of the roads, air transportation is an important link to parts of Zaire and at times has been used to transport minerals and food." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17,1970.
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Typed index card reads, "Z 3 Zai. Zaire. Lubumbashi. Eliot Elisofon by grumman widgeon seaplane. 4/1970. EE. neg.no. I-29, 12." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
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