Lantern Slide - Arabic Man Putting Shoes On; 1850-1910; MV.MM.112739


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Lantern Slide - Arabic Man Putting Shoes On

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Lantern slide depicting a man in Arabic-style dress putting his shoes on.

Previously identified as one of a series of printed lantern slides depicting the story of The Holy War, originally written in 1682 by John Bunyan. The series was made some time between 1850 and 1910. This slide, however, is illustrated in a different style, and the number '19' on the frame suggests that it was part of a larger series. The slide would have been used for storytelling, and probably illustrates a folk tale.

Part of a collection of 126 slides previously located together in a wooden box. The collection contains photographic, printed and hand painted slides depicting landscapes, buildings, scientific drawings, animals and religious stories.


standard glass slide

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Museums Victoria, Melbourne.

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