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Lantern Slide - 'John Gilpin', No.3, circa 1850-1880 Image Reg. No: MM 109836

Number 3 of a series of 12 lantern slides depicting the story of John Gilpin. Set in England, the poem "The Diverting History of John Gilpin; showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again" was written by William Cowper and first published in 1782.

This set of lantern slides are 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.
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising hand coloured print on glass with black paper edging under a protective glass cover plate.
Description Of Content:
Hand coloured image of two horses pulling a carriage full of people. A man is pictured riding one of the horses. Buildings pictured in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: horses, buildings, illustrations, lantern slides, horsedrawn vehicles, townships, literature, optical amusements
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on white paper adhered to slide: '3'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1850-1880
Place Depicted: London, England, Great Britain, 1782

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