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Lantern Slide - 'Precious Pigs', No.1, circa 1860-1900 Reg. No: MM 109847
- Number 1 of a series 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:
- Hand coloured image of a mother pig and her child walking down a country lane. The mother holds a basket in her left arm. The child is pulling a dog toy.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||children s folklore, toys, pigs, houses, illustrations, lantern slides, roads, baskets, optical amusements|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Tertiary Classification:||folklore & fairy tales|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten in black ink on white paper adhered to slide: '1 / Precious Pigs.'
Printed in white ink on glass slide: 'PATENT'
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|