Summary

Lantern Slide depicting Mary Livingstone (nee Moffat), Robert Moffat and Mary Moffat under the almond tree in their garden at the Kuruman Mission Station. 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.

Livingstone proposed to Mary Moffat the eldest daughter of Robert and Mary Moffat under the almond tree in her parents garden at Kuruman in 1844. Livingstone has been staying at Kuruman while recuperating from a Lion attack at Mabotsa. Livingstone and Mary Moffat were married in 1845.

Description of Content

Image of three people, two women and a man, sitting on chairs at the base of a tree. A dark skinned man is standing behind them wearing white clothes and his arms crossed across his chest.

Physical Description

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

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