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Lantern Slide - Almond Tree at Kuruman, Life & Work of Dr David Livingstone, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 31963 9

Lantern Slide depicting Mary Livingstone (nee Moffat), Robert Moffat and Mary Moffat under the almond tree in their garden at the Kuruman Mission Station. It is part of an incomplete set of 40 slides, two are missing, illustrating highlights from Livingstone's life and travels. These slides were manufactured by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company for the The London Missionary Society, circa 1900.

Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873) spent thirty years in Africa as a missionary and explorer. He was the first European to cross Africa and to find Victoria Falls.

Livingstone proposed to Mary Moffat the eldest daughter of Robert and Mary Moffat under the almond tree in her parents garden at Kuruman in 1844. Livingstone has been staying at Kuruman while recuperating from a Lion attack at Mabotsa. Livingstone and Mary Moffat were married in 1845.
Standard format colour Lantern Slide edged with black tape with number in top left corner.
Description Of Content:
Image of three people, two women and a man, sitting on chairs at the base of a tree. A dark skinned man is standing behind them wearing white clothes and his arms crossed across his chest.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exploration, lantern slides, christian endeavour, missionaries, african exploration
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Inscriptions: In white circle in top left corner of slide: 9
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: The London Stereoscopic Company, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1900
Manufactured For: London Missionary Society, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1900
Place & Date Depicted: Kuruman, South Africa, circa 1844

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