Dr Livingstone, I presume ?
Stanley en Livingstone.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley (28 January 1841–10 May 1904) was a Welsh-American
journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa
and his search for missionary and explorer David
He was born as John Rowlands in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales. His mother Elizabeth Parry was 18 years old at the time of his birth. She abandoned him as a very young baby and cut off all communication. Stanley never knew his father, who died within a few weeks of his birth. As his parents were unmarried, his birth certificate describes him as a bastard, and the stigma of illegitimacy weighed heavily upon him all his life.
Rowlands emigrated to the United States in 1859 at age 18. He disembarked at New Orleans and became friends with Henry Hope Stanley, a wealthy trader. Out of admiration, John took Stanley's name.
Following the Civil War, Stanley became a journalist. In 1869 Stanley received instructions to undertake a roving commission in the Middle East, which was to include the relief of Dr. David Livingstone, of whom little had been heard since his departure for Africa in 1866 to search for the source of the Nile. He found Livingstone on 10 November 1871 in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania.
In 1874, the New York Herald and Britain's Daily Telegraph financed Stanley on another expedition to Africa. His objective was nothing less than to complete the exploration and mapping of the central African lakes and rivers, in the process circumnavigating Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika and locating the source of the Nile.
The images on this series magic lantern slides appear to be taken from a special issue of the Illustrated London News, titled Stanley in Africa, which appeared on 6 February 1878.
Sketches and description by Mr. H.M. Stanley and a detailed account of African travel by George Augustus Sala.
Stanley in Africa.
Set of 29 square magic lantern slides, height 3.25 inches (8.3 cm), width 3.25 inches (8.3 cm) made by York & Son, England.
|1. Stanley in Africa. Title.||2. Map of Equatorial Africa.||3. Map of Congo.|
|4. Cameron's route.||5. The Lady Alice.||6. On the March.|
|7. Burial of E. Pocock.||8. Reception of Mtesa's body guard and Prime Ministers and Chiefs.||9. Bumbireh hospitality.|
|10. Naval Battle between the Waganda and Wavuma.||11. The dash across Unyoro.||12. The Kingevé Peaks.|
|13. Entrance to M'Schazy River.||14. Setting out from M'Schazy River.||15. Kisuna Waterfall.|
|16. The Village of Mangemi.||17. The Toss up.||18. The great War Canoe on the Congo.|
|19. Encamped on Cannibal Land.||20. A Narrow Escape.||21. The great Battle of Aruwimi.|
|22. Shooting Rapids on the Congo.||23. Cutting a passage for Canoes.||24. Hauling Canoes up hill.|
|25. Stanley and some of his followers on board H.M.S. Industry.||26. Arms and Arts of Africa.||27. Distinguished Members of the Expedition.|
|Appearance of the slides. York and Son's trademark in the right upper corner, title of the set in the left upper corner, and a circular label with the number of the slide.||28. Portrait of Stanley from life.||29. Group of Stanley and followers from life.|
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