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Lantern Slide - Inscription on Monument, Life & Work of Dr David Livingstone, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 31963 38

Summary:
Lantern Slide depicting the inscription on the monument commemorating David Livingstone. 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.
Description:
Standard format colour Lantern Slide edged with black tape with number in top left corner.
Description Of Content:
Image of a plaque.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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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: 40
Text: ERECTED/BY HIS FRIENDS/TO THE MEMORY OF/DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE/MISSIONARY & EXPLORER/HE DIED HERE/MAY 4TH. 1873.
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

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