Number 12 in a set of 12 lantern slides (possibly incomplete) forming the series 'Take me back to the Garden of Love'. This slide is titled 'If in your dreams you could understand'.
Appears to be related to the set of 4 slides in the series titled 'What is the world without you?', photogaphed with the same actors.

This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.

Description of Content

Tableau vivant ("living picture") narrative scene depicting a woman in a blue dress holding a bunch of roses, seated on a deck chair outside an open doorway in a cottage garden. The woman has a downcast expression and gaze.

Physical Description

Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising hand-coloured photographic image printed on glass with black paper rectangular round cornered mask against image under protective glass cover plate; sealed with paper binding tape around edge.

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