Rackwork magic lantern slide on the subject of astronomy.

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.

Sets of slides like this were used to illustrate lectures to popular audiences for entertainment and educational purposes.

Physical Description

double rackwork slide in solid wooden mount with brass fittings, held in place with brass collar. Hand painted over printed outline.

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