Lantern Slide depicting the ruins of the Livingstone's house at Kolobeng. 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.

The Kolobeng mission was established by the Livingstone's in 1847 they remained there until 1852. During this time Livingstone undertook several expeditions with William Oswell including one to Lake Ngami and the other to the Zambesi River. In 1852 Livingstone sent his family to England accompanying them to Cape Town. That same year Kolobeng was sacked by the Boers and the Livingstone's house and possessions were stolen or destroyed.

Description of Content

Image of three large rocks or possibly the ruins of a house.

Physical Description

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

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