Lantern Slide - Jack & the Beanstalk, No. 12, 1900-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 111539

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

Slide number 12 from a set of 12 lantern slides depicting the children's story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.

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:
Lantern slide featuring a boy holding an axe. In front of him are a plant (beanstalk) and man lying on the ground; behind is a masonry building with half-timbered table and wooden door. The boy wears a red jacket, blue trousers and brown shoes.
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, buildings, lantern slides, fences, plants, axes, 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: '12'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Date Made: 1900-1920

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