The Brig Hetty Ellen Discharging Sections of Dr. Livingstone’s New Steamer the Lady Nyssa into the Pioneer to take up the Zambesi, 1862

Livingstone claimed that open passage on the Zambesi was critical to the development of a free economy in Africa. Discovery that the river was impassable in places was a huge blow to his dreams of economic development. The Illustrated London News, 2 August 1862. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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