Lantern slide depicting Livingstone being attacked by a lion. 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 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.

In 1844, while at Mabotsa, Livingstone was attacked by a lion and sustained a broken arm. He was saved by two African men, one being Mebalwe, who both sustained injuries. While this encounter helped create his heroic image, he later admitted to being very imprudent in attacking a lion defending its kill.

Description of Content

Image of man being attacked by a lion.

Physical Description

Standard format colour Lantern Slide edged with black tape with number in top left corner.

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