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Lantern Slide - Soldiers in Battle, Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 Image Reg. No: MM 031788

Summary:
Lantern slide, probably depicting soldiers in the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871. The war is surmised from associated images that identify this provenance.
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 soldiers charging in battle on horseback. The central figure has a raised sword. Cartwheels are visible - perhaps weaponry. The woldiers wear blue jackets with white belts and mauve trousers.
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: 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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