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Victoria Falls, South Africa
Victoria Falls, South Africa
Resource Typeimage
TitleVictoria Falls, South Africa
Coverage / YearSouth Africa
DescriptionBlack and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
InterpretationText on the back of the slide reads as follows: "Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855...Three islands just above those falls divide the waters before they make the aweful plunge of 343 feet. That Central Fall has a width of 473 yds. On the east is the Rainbow Fall. This one on the west is the Devil's Cataract. The mist issuing from the falls can be seen for miles and gives rise to the native name "Roaring Smoke." The Falls are midway along the course of the Zambesi River, between the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. They were named by Livingstone for the British Queen Victoria.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAfrican Folk Tales; African Novel Study
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Other ContributorsKeystone View Company
SourceSandburg Collection, Connemara;
Subject / KeywordsSouth Africa; Victoria Falls; Waterfalls
Collection PublisherUIUC Rare Book & Special Collections Library;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifiervictoria
CONTENTdm file name462217872002_Victoria.jpg
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