Lantern Slide - Soldiers Preparing for Battle, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 Image Reg. No: MM 031785

Lantern slide depicting soldiers preparing for battle. Proabably depicts a scene from the Franco-Prussian War (based on information in slides in same group).
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.
Description Of Content:
Coloured drawing of row of soldiers, moving to the right of the image. Most are on foot and carry long bladed weapons; a central figure sits on horseback. They wear blue jackets with mauve trousers and mauve kepi-stype hats.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology

More information

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: 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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