Lantern Slide depicting a head and shoulders portrait of Khama. 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.

This slide probably depicts Khama III (also known as Khama the Great) who was the eldest son of Segkoma I, chief of the Bamangwato (also known as the Ngwato) one of the eight 'principal' Tswana tribes of Bechuanaland (in modern Botswana) when Livingstone explored the area in the early 1840s. Livingstone is said to have converted Khama and some of his brothers to Christianity. Khama later became chief of the Ngwato and altered and adapted many customs to align with his Christian beliefs; he also campaigned strongly for the creation of the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland. Khama's grandson Seretse Khama became the first President of independent Botswana.

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Image is a portrait of a dark skinned man wearing a yellow shirt.

Physical Description

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

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