Photograph with a beam view of a laung-zat or
paddy boat moored at the side of the Irrawaddy River, taken by J.
Jackson in c.1868, part of an album of 43 views of Burma (Myanmar)
from the Sladen Collection. The laung-zat is a traditional Burmese
river vessel and was used to transport rice to Rangoon (Yangon). In
the 19th century rice was Burma's main agricultural crop and its
largest export. The b…