Note: This object includes a derogatory depiction of and violence against a particular cultural group. It depicts slavery. 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 a deeply distressing image of a group of First Nations 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 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 a group of 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.

Physical Description

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

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