One of a series of late 19th century lantern slides, depicting the story of Bluebeard.

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

Hand coloured illustration. Bluebeard is seated in a howdah atop an elephant. He is followed by men holding pennants. Women standing in a door way watching on.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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