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Lantern Slide - Monument in Africa, Life & Work of Dr David Livingstone, circa 1900 Reg. No: MM 31963 37
- Lantern Slide depicting a monument to Livingstone in Zambia, Africa. 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.
The Livingstone Memorial built in 1902 marks the spot where David Livingstone died on 1 May 1873 in Chief Chitambo's village at Ilala in Zambia. His heart was buried there under a mvula tree by his attendants.
- Standard format colour Lantern Slide edged with black tape with number in top left corner.
- Description Of Content:
- Image of a large stone memorial with a cross on the top of it. Three people standing at base of memorial.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||In white circle in top left corner of slide: 39|
|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|
|Person Commemorated:||Reverend Dr David Livingstone, Zambia, 1902|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Zambia, circa 1902|