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Lantern Slide - Kew Gardens, late 19th Century Image Reg. No: MM 040425

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 Kew Gardens, 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.
Image on glass, mounted in wooden frame.
Description Of Content:
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: bridges, gardens, waterways, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Francis Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Britain
Tertiary Classification: public gardens
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Place Depicted: England, Great Britain

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