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 life in an African village. 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 woman and two children. One of the children has a large basket on their head.

Physical Description

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

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