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Booklet - Magic Lantern Readings, Herbert N. Nield, 'Old King Cole', 1850s-1890s Document Reg. No: ST 042927

Magic lantern readings in the form of a booklet, entitled '"Old King Cole" or The Doings of the Drink'. These readings are a temperance lecture for use during a magic lantern presentation. The temperance lecture enumerates the evils of alcohol consumption as it affects the individual, family, community and the British nation, both at home and in its dominions.

The lecture notes are grouped under the numbered slide titles and would be read as the corresponding slide was displayed.

Originally a set of thirty six magic lantern slides accompanied the booklet.

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.
Plain paper booklet.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 210 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: lantern slides, temperance movements
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Magic Lantern Shows
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Title: "OLD KING COLE" / OR / The Doings of the Drink / AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE / BY THE / REV. HERBERT M. NIELD".
Author: Reverend Herbert Nield, 1850s-1890s
Distributor: J.W. Butcher Optical Department, London, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990

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