Glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector.
This type of glass slide in a wooden frame was used to project a static image such as a scene, the words of a song or joke, a scientific instrument and so on. This slide is a tinted photograph of the interior of Crystal Palace, London, England.
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
INTERIOR OF CRYSTAL PALACE DEPICTS POT PLANTS STATUES GLASS CEILING
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI), Mr David Francis, by 11/1990
Lantern Slide, Wooden Framed - Single Image, Colour
Type of item
178 mm (Width), 1 mm (Depth), 101 mm (Height)
10 mm (Length), 178 mm (Width), 120 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.