Summary

Note: This object includes a derogatory human depiction and white superiority messaging. Such depictions are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.

Lantern slide depicting people walking through an equatorial forest in Africa including First Nations people carrying bundles. 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.

Description of Content

Image of men walking through a forest. Some natives are carrying packs on their heads.

Physical Description

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

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