David Livingstone

Carte-de-Visite of David Livingstone


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[001992] [David Livingstone]. Carte-de-Visite of David Livingstone. Bath: H.N. King. First Edition. 32mo. Unbound. Carte-De-Visite. Good+. Carte-de-Visite of David Livingstone, approximately 65mm x 100mm in size, n.d. c.1864.

Name of sitter to head of reverse in pencil, otherwise quite bright and clean.

Reverse with printed details of H.[oratio] N.[elson] King, of 42a Milsom Street, Bath.

Livingstone returned from Africa in mid-1864 and in September of that year he attended a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Bath, delivering a lecture on the 19th about his recent African travels and against the slave trade. It is likely that this portrait was taken then.

For King, see Hannavy, pages 798-99, for Livingstone see ODNB