Humourous single slipper type magic lantern slide in wooden frame.

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

The action of the single slipper slide is to produce an image of a dancer revealed by a stage curtain being drawn aside. The curtain can be closed.

Physical Description

Single slipper type lantern slide with colour image ( probably hand painted) on fixed and slipping glass sheets mounted in a wooden frame.

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