Lantern Slide - Bamforth & Co., 'Gabriel Grub', Late 19th Century; MV.MM.32039.3


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Lantern Slide - Bamforth & Co., 'Gabriel Grub', Late 19th Century

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Set of seventeen 'life model' magic lantern slides which was used in telling the story of "Gabriel Grub; or the Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton" using a magic lantern projector. A booklet accompanies the set of slides. Incomplete set of slides.

The story was based on a chapter of Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers", originally published in serialised form between March 1836 and October 1837.


standard glass slide

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Gabriel Grub


(MV) Francis Collection

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Museums Victoria, Melbourne.

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