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The 1959 African Caravan

Photo Galleries

Promoting the Caravan

Palm Springs Rally

Photographic summary of the African Caravan (PDF)

Upon returning from Madison, WI I began looking at pictures and scans. This is a sampling that tells the story of the Wally Byam African Caravan in 1959. Most of the pictures come from the estate of Helen Byam Schwamborn. The very last picture was taken by Brad Norgaard. He has done a bang-up job on making an accurate model of the African Scout Truck. Really nice Brad.

Dale "Pee Wee" Schwamborn

Southern, Africa

Union of South Africa, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)

Central and Eastern Africa

Belgian Congo, Rwanda Urundi, Uganda, Kenya

Ethiopia and Sudan


Near East

Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Turkey


Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia


photo gallery of post cards, maps, souvenirs, and other memorabilia -|- images from a South African guide book -|- song book -|- Marius Hansen's photos

Shembe Festival in Durban

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