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Glass Advertising Slide - 'See What We're Driving At?', Forestry Division, State Electricity Commission, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1960 Image Reg. No: MM 049390

Summary:
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
Description:
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. The image is of a burnt out forest with messages accross and below the image 'See what we're driving at?/ MOUNTAIN ASH - FIRE KILLED 1939/ IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN/ UNLESS YOU AVOID ALL OPEN FIRES'.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: fire safety, advertising, lantern slides, bushfires, fires, forestry, bushfire prevention, lantern slide shows
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
Original Caption: SEE WHAT WE'RE DRIVING AT? MOUNTAIN ASH - FIRE KILLED 1939. IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN! UNLESS YOU AVOID ALL OPENFIRES
Inscriptions: Text printed within the image of the slide: 'See what we're driving at?/ MOUNTAIN ASH - FIRE KILLED 1939/ IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN/ UNLESS YOU AVOID ALL OPEN FIRES'

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

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