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Lantern Slide - 'Heroes and Fanatics in the Soudan', No. 1, 1900-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 111389

Summary:
Lantern slide 1 from a set of 12 lantern slides depicting the story titled 'Heroes and fanatics in the Soudan: the story of the British occupation in Egypt 1882-1898'.

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:
Lantern slide, square, featuring a colour image printed on glass with black paper edging. A second piece of glass is attached to protect the printed image.
Description Of Content:
Coloured drawing depicting a soldier in the foreground holding a gun and flag, leading a charge of other soldiers. They all wear red coats, black trousers with red stripe, white straps and bearskin hats. A soldier in blue uniform lies in front ofthem. A cannon or similar can be glimpsed in the background.
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: wars conflicts, children s play, weapons, lantern slides, military history, soldiers, guns, optical amusements, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink on white paper adhered to slide: '1 / Hero'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1900-1920
Place Depicted: Egypt (British Forces)

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