Lantern Slide - A Christmas Carol, 'The Ghost of Christmas Past', 1843-1880 Image Reg. No: MM 20514

Number 2 in a set of twelve slides in the series 'A Christmas Carol'.

'A Christmas Carol' is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman and Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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.
Lantern slide, comprising hand-coloured print on glass, the circular image set in a rectangular wooden frame. Paper labels affixed to the frame.
Description Of Content:
Hand painted colour image of a man in green robes holding a flame by a stove while a smaller man (Scrooge) in a nightgown looks on.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 97 mm (Height), 176 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: lantern slides, magic lanterns, christmas, literature, optical amusements
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on adhesive label attached to front of wooden frame: 'CAROL 2.'

Printed in black text on adhesive label attached to front of wooden frame: '2. The Ghost of "Christmas Past."'

Hand written in black ink on edge of frame: 'CAROL 2'

Hand written in black ink on back of wooden frame: '2'
Format: Lantern Slide: Hand Coloured; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Date Made: 1843-1880

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