Livingstone Postcards

A couple of David Livingstone, Blantyre Postcards. These were available to buy post WW2 and showcase the David Livingstone Centre, as well as a picture of the man himself. A well known, familiar photo, as its the one we saw for many years on paper bank notes.

The centre looks well kept and tended outside, the postcard featuring beautiful gardens and an altogether quaint and tidy picture. The other photo is the birthroom itself, located on the top floor of Shuttle Row. The birthroom looked like this for several decades, fairly cluttered with the amount of artefacts being put on display. Today, a more considered, less cluttered birthroom in the museum exists, painted in colours of the era. Its easy to see how cramped this room would have been when it’s occupants would also be in it!

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