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Lantern Slide - 'What Is The World Without You?', circa 1910-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 091150

Summary:
One in a set of 4 lantern slides from a series titled 'What is the world without you?'. This slide is titled ' 'Take me back to your garden of love'.
Appears to be related to the set of 9 slides in the series titled 'Take me back to the Garden of Love', photogaphed with the same actors.

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:
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising hand-coloured photographic image printed on glass with black paper rectangular round cornered mask against image under protective glass cover plate; sealed with paper binding tape around edge.
Description Of Content:
Tableau vivant ("living picture") narrative scene depicting a man and woman sitting close together on the bank of a still waterway beside a country lane. He is holding her hand and they are gazing into each others' eyes. The woman is wearing a white dress and wide-brimmed white hat decorated with flowers. Their is a clear reflection of the couple in the water.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: lantern slides, waterways, courtships, romance, streams
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Tertiary Classification: romance
Format: Lantern Slide: Hand Coloured; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1910-1920

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