Lantern slide, probably depicting soldiers in the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871. The war is surmised from associated images that identify this provenance.

Description of Content

Painted drawing depicting men in battle. Most wear blue uniforms, with helmets adorned with points; many carry bayonets or other pointed weapons. A main figure points to the left, looking back at the soldiers behind him. One man in pale uniform is lying in the foreground. Smoke rises behind. Poplars in the distance, and a hillside, indicate a country setting.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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