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Lantern Slide - Metz, France in Winter, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 Image Reg. No: MM 031781

Summary:
Lantern slide depicting the French city of Metz in winter. Metz was beseiged by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War.
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 view of city, covered with snow, perhaps depicted in moonlight. The light shines along a central river, crossed by several bridges. Two figures in red can be seen in the foreground - possibly soldiers.
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: battles & battlefields
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Date Depicted: Metz, 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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