Lantern slide 1 from a set of 12 lantern slides depicting the story titled 'Heroes and fanatics in the Soudan: the story of the British occupation in Egypt 1882-1898'.

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

Coloured drawing depicting a soldier in the foreground holding a gun and flag, leading a charge of other soldiers. They all wear red coats, black trousers with red stripe, white straps and bearskin hats. A soldier in blue uniform lies in front ofthem. A cannon or similar can be glimpsed in the background.

Physical Description

Lantern slide, square, featuring a colour image printed on glass with black paper edging. A second piece of glass is attached to protect the printed image.

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