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Booklet - 'The Blue Lakes of Italy', Magic Lantern Readings, circa 1890s Image Reg. No: ST 042239

A paper booklet containing a lecture about 'The Blue Lakes of Italy', which would be used in the presentation of a magic lantern show.

The lecture is grouped under the slide headings for 'Lago Maggiore', 'The Lake of Lugano' and 'Lake Como' and describes scenes of interest in those areas.

Originally the booklet was accompanied by a set of fifty slides.

This booklet 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.
Paper booklet, with faded red paper cover. Consists of twenty-four pages of writings.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 212 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, lantern slides, pre-cinema moving images
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Magic Lantern Shows
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Cover Title: 'THE/BLUE LAKES/OF/ITALY./A LECTURE/To Accompany a series of/Magnificent Transparencies/FOR THE LANTERN.'
Distributor: J.W. Butcher Optical Department, London, England, Great Britain
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990

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