Lantern Slides - 'Precious Pigs' Series, circa 1860-1900 Image Reg. No: MM 109846

Set of 12 lantern slides depicting a children's story titled 'Precious Pigs'.

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:
Series of 12 scenes depicting pigs dressed as human characters walking upright on hind legs.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: children s folklore, children s play, pigs, illustrations, lantern slides, optical amusements
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Tertiary Classification: folklore & fairy tales
Inscriptions: Printed on paper edging along bottom: PATENT
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1860-1900

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