A late 19th century narrative lantern slide.

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 image of a woman asleep on a mound of earth. A crook and bundle are at her feet. There are mountains and palm trees in the distance.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular colour image printed on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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