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Lantern Slide - Mouted Cavalry, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 Image Reg. No: MM 031775

Summary:
Lantern slide of mounted cavalry, possibly during the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 (based on information in slides in same group). Slide would have been made after that date.
Description:
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.
Description Of Content:
Coloured drawing of a group of soldiers in uniform. Seven are on horseback. The other seven seated and standing soldiers wear blue, with a white belt across the chest. Some of their hats appear to be kepi-style. The soldiers on horseback wear more elaborate uniforms in purple, blue and white with epaulets. They wear tall hats in shako style.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: lantern slides, military history, franco-prussian war 1870-1871
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: mounted troops
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Date Depicted: Europe, 1870-1871

Dates based on dates of Franco-Prussian War. The lantern slide would have been made later - specific date unknown.

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