Lever type magic lantern slide in wooden frame with image of ship at sea, circa 1870.

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

Ship at sea in stormy waters.

Physical Description

Hand-painted image on glass disc in brass collar, mounted in cedar wooden frame, with a brass lever-mechanism whic creates the illusion of movement when rotated.

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