David Livingstone, 1813 - 1873. Missionary and explorer

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    Thomas Annan


    Accession no. PGP 74.2
    Medium Carbon print
    Size 36.90 x 30.20 cm
    Credit Gift by T & R Annan and Sons, 1930

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    vhiattus, ladyJake, Mando Maniac, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. scotrail 106 months ago | reply

      What a lovely portrait! I'm probably reading way too much into it, but his face really tells the story of a determined man who has weathered a storm or 50.

    2. Chazglen 106 months ago | reply

      Yes... I think if he told me, "Believe or perish!" my first thought would be that HE was the one doing the perishing!

    3. GwennieP 104 months ago | reply

      I've never seen a photo of him before - cheerful looking chap!!

    4. Markie Nelson 92 months ago | reply

      May God be praised for this man.

      People the world over are still being touched by the impact he made on it.

    5. Tsjernysjefsky 79 months ago | reply

      Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

    6. Markie Nelson 79 months ago | reply

      GwennieP, that is what I used to think...but then in Photographic history class we all realised that "smiling for a photograph" just wasn't really the done thing back then. Not to mention the slow shutter speeds that were involved. Smiles are hard to hold still and so there would be a horrible blurring around the mouth and chin if he were to smile too much.

    7. eng. PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL MAJOR LIFEPACKAGE F QUAKER [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      it's me! : )

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