Bridge, Kavirondo, 1889-09-30
Scope and Contents
155 x 113 mm. Showing three Africans and a European standing beside a bridge made of imterwoven branches resting on piles made from tree trunks. Gedge’s diary for September 29th records ‘went on and found they [‘our men’ and Sotik tribesmen] had made a good bridge across the river.’ This was in Sotik rather than Kavirondo but the RGS print of the same photograph is entitled ‘Native Bridge, Lumbwa’ which is nearer Sotik than Kavirondo and this therefore is probably the bridge referred to. On September 20th Gedge writes ‘Sat and talked to Martin a bit and then sent for my camera. Took a photo of the road and bridges.’ The European on the bridge is probably James Martin although he appears thinner and less heavily bearded than in other photographs.
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Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Gedge, Ernest, 1862 - 1935 (colonial administrator) (Person)