Lantern slide 7 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 soldiers fighting, some on horseback. All soldiers are carrying firearms. The soldiers on horseback are dressed in blue or green, with gold belts across their shoulders, and turbans. The soldiers on the ground are dressed in red jackets with white belts and bags, and blue trousers with red stripes. They wear kepi-style caps with neck flaps.

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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