Label on the front of slide states: "The O.B. Lantern department, 56 Old Bailey, E.C". Handwritten label on the top states: "Liwanika la modern".
The scene consists of an African man sat on a stool holding a fly-whisk. The whisk is a possible status object. [The slide is possibly linked with BLS/5 'King Khama'].
Liwanika is a place in central Zambia. King Liwanika brought his kingdom under British control in 1890.The Brethren missionary Frederick Arnot stayed with Liwanika for eighteen months after his arrival in his kingdom of Barotseland in December 1882.