Lantern Slide - Crystal Palace, Late 19th Century Image Reg. No: MM 040399

Glass slide for use in a magic lantern projector.

This type of glass slide in a wooden frame was used to project a static image such as a scene, the words of a song or joke, a scientific instrument and so on. This slide is a tinted photograph of the interior of Crystal Palace, London, England.

This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.
Description Of Content:
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 101 mm (Height), 178 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: crystal palace, statues, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image

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