Looking through the website, I can’t quite believe I’ve never put this old postcard up before.
Taken in the 1930’s it features the birthroom of our famous Explorer, David Livingstone. The room is located in an upper floor of Shuttle Row at the David Livingstone Centre but the museum is currently closed off the public, whilst the building is renovated.
The room has been changed several times over the decades, but each time trying to capture what life would have been like in the time a young Livingstone lived there in the early 1810s and 20s. The room is small, bed recessed against the wall and the scene would have been typical for all the other families living in cramped conditions like this.
The photo was made into a postcard in the 1930s, celebrating the popularity of the Livingstone Centre.
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