Lantern Slide - 'Heroes and Fanatics in the Soudan', No. 10, 1900-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 111398

Lantern slide showing soldiers fighting on the battlefield. A horse is pictured to the left of image. Slide 10 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.
Lantern slide 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 soldiers fighting amidst smoke and dust. On the foreground, a man in red jacket, white straps, dark trousers and pith helmet, and wearing a sword, holds a holds from which a soldier has just fallen. He clasps another soldier wearing dark clothing. Two other pith helmeted solkdiers can be seen in the background, facing a more distant group in khaki.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, children s play, weapons, horses, lantern slides, military history, soldiers, optical amusements
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: '10'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1900-1920
Place Depicted: Egypt (British Forces)

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