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 7 in 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 has poked a long stick through a hole. A white hen has perched on the stick which the person has flicked up into the air. The person has caught the hen and is holding her by the feet as he puts her into a white bag.
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: "DE HAND OB PROVIDENCE WAS/ IN DIS!" Printed upper right hand corner: 7
Type of item
82 mm (Width), 4 mm (Depth), 82 mm (Height)