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Lantern Slide - Bamforth & Co., 'Gabriel Grub', Late 19th Century Image Reg. No: MM 32039 4

Summary:
Set of seventeen 'life model' magic lantern slides which was used in telling the story of "Gabriel Grub; or the Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton" using a magic lantern projector. A booklet accompanies the set of slides. Incomplete set of slides.

The story was based on a chapter of Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers", originally published in serialised form between March 1836 and October 1837.
Description:
Colour glass lantern slide.
Description Of Content:
Image of a man standing near grave stones in a cemetery. The man has dropped a shovel and a clay bottle. He appears surprised to see a leprechaun sitting on top of a nearby grave stone.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: entertainment, lantern slides, christmas
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: PHOTOGRAPHY
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text, sticker on slide: Gabriel Grub.
Text, top edge of slide: Close to him was a strange unearthly figure.
Format: Lantern Slide: Hand Coloured; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Producer: Bamforth & Co., Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1991
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Stephen Herbert, Richard Crangle, David Robinson, Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern, The Magic Lantern Society, 2001, 2001, 26-27, 172 Pages

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