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Lantern Slide - The Slave Gang, Life & Work of Dr David Livingstone, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 31963 21

Summary:
Lantern Slide depicting a group of African slaves with a man on horse back with a raised whip in background. 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.
Description:
Standard format colour Lantern Slide edged with black tape with number in top left corner.
Description Of Content:
Image of a group of african slaves. People have their hands tied up, including children. Two men have a large pole between attached around their necks. A woman and child have fallen to the ground. A man on horse back with a raised whip in background.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: african exploration, exploration, blacks, lantern slides, christian endeavour, missionaries
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Francis Collection, Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2011-2021
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Inscriptions: In white circle in top left corner of slide: 21
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: Africa, circa 1850s-1860s

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