Lantern Slide - Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, No. 6, 1900-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 111491

Alternative Name(s); Children's Slide; Magic Lantern Slide

Slide number 6 from a set of 12 lantern slides depicting the story of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves.

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 pink paper edging. A second piece of glass is attached to protect the printed image.
Description Of Content:
Lantern slide showing a man (probably) being blindfolded by a woman. She has long blond hair and wears Arabic-style clothing; he wears a short tunic with bare legs, sandals and striped turban. The scene appears to be a dressing room, with other shoes and clothes scattered around.
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: children s play, lantern slides, interior views, windows, shoes, masks, optical amusements
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Tertiary Classification: folklore & fairy tales
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on glass slide: '6'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1900-1920

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