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Lantern Slide - 'Sandstorm', 1850-1900 Image Reg. No: MM 112670

Summary:
Lantern slide depicting soldiers, some on camels, in a sandstorm. The place and date depicted are unknown. It may depict a Holy War. The image is almost the same as MM 112671.

Part of a collection of 126 slides previously located together in a wooden box. The collection contains photographic, printed and hand painted slides depicting landscapes, buildings, scientific drawings, animals and religious stories.
Description:
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame. The glass plate is mounted in the wood frame with a metal ring.
Description Of Content:
Group of men in the desert with two camels and a horse during a sandstorm. The men wear long robes - one blue, one striped orange, another pink - and keffiyeh (flowing headdresses). A man in the foreground holds a rifle; another rifle lies on a camel prone in the foreground.
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 95 mm (Height), 176 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: horses, illustrations, lantern slides, military history, camels, storms, deserts
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RELIGIONS
Secondary Classification: Christianity
Tertiary Classification: holy wars
Inscriptions: Embossed into wood frame: 'CARPENTER / & WESTLEY / 24 REGENT ST / LONDON'

Hand written in black ink on a yellow label attached to wood frame: '48'

Hand written in black ink on top edge of wood frame: 'Sandstorm'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Date Created: 1850-1900
Manufacturer: Carpenter & Westley, London, England, Great Britain

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