Note: This object includes a derogatory depiction of a particular cultural group. Such depictions are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.
Number 4 of a series of early 20th century narrative lantern slides.
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.
Description of Content
A dark skinned person wearing a yellow jacket and a striped hat poking a long stick through a hole. He is trying to steal a chicken.
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch) lantern slide, comprising colour print on glass.
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI), Mr David Francis, by Nov 1990
Lantern Slide, Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.), Colour
Text on slide: "I WAS ALLERS A INWENTOR." Printed upper right hand corner of slide: 4
Type of item
82 mm (Width), 82 mm (Height)