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Title
David Livingstone's Death at Ilala, Africa, 1873
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1875/1940
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
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
"Sacrifice, Ilala, 1st May, 1873" Image of a tableau portraying the death of David Livingstone the Scottish missionary and explorer. Livingstone is shown at prayer with his head in his hands. Two figures are standing behind him. Livingstone died in 1873 in a village at Ilala southeast of Lake Bangweulu in North-Western Rhodesia from malaria and internal bleeding caused by dysentery.
This belongs to a series of Church of Scotland Foreign Missions Committee lantern slides relating to David Livingstone (1813-1873), the Scottish missionary who was best known as an explorer of Africa and anti-slavery campaigner. Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Scotland and after working in the local cotton mill from the age of 10 he went on to study medicine and theology in Glasgow in 1836. Having decided to become a missionary he was posted to southern Africa in 1841. In 1845 he married Mary Moffat. During his life Livingstone carried out exploration of southern, eastern and central Africa, he discovered and named the Victoria Falls and it was his meeting with H. M. Stanley during a search for the source of the Nile that gave rise to the popular quotation, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". David Livingstone died in Africa on 1 May 1873 and his body was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Type
image
Format
1 lantern slide : 8 x 8 cm.
lantern slides
Identifier
impa-m69470 [Legacy record ID]
imp-cswc-GB-237-CSWC47-LS16-054.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m69470
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/imp-cswc-GB-237-CSWC47-LS16-054.jpg
Subject
Death
Missionaries
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873
Interior views
Time Period
1873
Place
Africa
Zambia
Source
GB 237 CSWC47/LS16/54 [File]
Relation
David Livingstone LS16
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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