Lantern Slide depicting Dr Livingston farewelling his father Neil in Glasgow prior to travelling to Africa via London to begin his missionary work. 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 1936 Livingstone entered Anderson's College in Glasgow to study medicine for two years, he then applied to the London Missionary Society where he trained as a missionary while continuing his medical studies at the British and Foreign Medical School. In November 1840 he successfully completed his examinations at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and became a doctor. This slide depicts him leaving Glasgow after passing his medical examination to return to London to be ordained as a minister and then to travel to South Africa to begin his missionary work.

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Image of two men standing on a wharf shaking hands. Ships and other dock workers in background.

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

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