Glass Advertising Slide - 'Forest Fire Danger Today', Forestry Division, State Electricity Commission, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1960 Image Reg. No: MM 049391

Cinema advertising slide produced by the Forestry Branch of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) for promoting the 'ABC' public campaign of bushfire prevention strategies.

Alternative Name(s): Lantern Slide
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising two sheets of glass sandwiched together and sealed with adhesive paper binding tape around edge.
The hand tinted black & white photographic image is printed the back of the front glass, protected by a cover sheet to prevent it being scratched.
Description Of Content:
This slide was used to educate the Victorian public in bushfire awarness. Pictured is a sign used in public spcaces informing people of the 'FOREST FIRE DANGER TODAY'. The reading of the sign is set at 'HIGH'.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: fire safety, advertising, lantern slides, forestry, bushfire prevention, lantern slide shows, warning systems
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Bushfires Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: Text printed within the image of the slide: 'FOREST FIRE DANGER TODAY/ LOW MEDIUM HIGH/ HEED FIRE DANGER WARNINGS/ Issued by the Forestry Division, S.E.C., Vic.''

Printed text on binding tape of slide: 'T.W. CAMERON, SLIDE SPECIALIST, / 430 Bourke Street. Phone MU 4377.'
Format: Lantern Slide: Hand Coloured; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Issued By: State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Forestry Branch, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
Organisation Named: Forestry Commission of Victoria (FCV), Victoria, Australia


Dr Ian Cameron Parsons Posted on 24 Sep 2012 4:41 PM
TWCameron,(mygrandfather)started his slidemaking business at430 Bourke St(earlier than 1900),then carried on by his son(my uncle)JBCameron until his death ca 1955

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No