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Title
Display of woodwork from the Overtoun Institution, Livingstonia, ca.1924
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1924
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
manuscripts@nls.uk
Description
“Inlay work on tables, trays, etc. from Overtoun Institution.” – “Ebony & ivory inlay work by Nyasaland natives trained at Overtoun Inst., Livingstonia.” Interior view showing a display of wooden tables, trays and boxes with inlaid patterns made from ivory and ebony. All are products are the work of the carpentry training school in Livingstonia. ❧ The Livingstonia mission station was established in 1891 by Dr Robert Laws (1851-1934) when he travelled north from Bandawe to set up a Training Institution and Industrial Mission. It was situated four miles from Lake Nyasa at Khondowe on a high plateau behind Mount Waller. As well as the school, hospital and accommodation, there were workshops for carpentry, printing and engineering, and mills, brickworks and a pottery. The Overtoun Institution was named after John Campbell White, Baron of Overtoun (1843-1908) who was a Convener of the Livingstonia Mission and a major financial contributor. The purpose of the instruction was to provide Christian leaders for the expanding mission and to develop commercial activities and encourage trade.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 20.7 x 16 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75659866-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-80404
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75659866-1.jpg
Subject
Carpenters
Furniture
Ivory
Woodwork
Time Period
circa 1924
Place
Africa
Livingstonia
Malawi
Northern region
Source
Acc.7548/F/34 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75659864 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
Photographs from mission fields, Nyasaland (Malawi), Africa
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