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Lantern Slide - Dissolving View, Summer, 1880s Image Reg. No: MM 031922

Summary:
Slide - part of a set of two used to produce a dissovling effect in a magic lantern show.

During a show, two projectors were angled together on a wooden support so that the images from each projector fell on the same point on a screen. This allowed for the 'dissolving' of one image into another using the fan shaped device, for example, this scene in summer becomes a scene in winter. The fan shaped shutter was used to achieve the dissolving effect.
Description:
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame. Part of a set of 2 dissolving views.
Description Of Content:
Depicts a mountainous scene with buildings and and a canal in the foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 96 mm (Height), 175 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, castles, mountains, masonry arch bridges, arch bridges, canals, summer, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Rural
Tertiary Classification: townscapes
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Manufacturer: Newton & Co., London, England, Great Britain, 1880-1890 (probably 1880s)
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990

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