National Geographic : 1910 Nov
A BATETELA DRUMMER OF THE BELGIAN CONGO SENDING A BEAK-PACED WOMAN IN THE MUSGUN COUNTRY OF A MESSAGE BY A WOODEN GONG The natives of this part of Africa are celebrated for their proficiency in transmitting elaborate messages long distances by means of these resonant instruments. The women of these people wear enormous neck-rings of brass which frequently exceed 30 pounds in weight. Photo from E. Torday, in the Geographical Journal of London. FRENCH NIGERIA, NEAR LAKE TCHAD These people are magnificent specimens ofhumanity, but their women are exceedingly ugly. The upper and lower lips of their wives are pierced and have large discs oftinlooking glass and Maria Theresa dollars inserted inthem. Photo from Dr Karl Kumm, inthe Geographical Journal ofLondon.