Lantern slide 4 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 kneeling soldier attending to an injured soldier seated in the foreground. Men on horses pictured in the background with swords raised, indicating that the battle is still continuing. The men wear blue uniforms with yellow braid and orange belts, and a white stripe on their trousers. The kneeling soldier wears a flat-topped hat.

Physical Description

Lantern slide 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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