C1900 POSITIVE IMAGE PLATE GLASS MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE SEMI-TRIBAL ABORIGINAL MAN & WOMAN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA G24. We offer for your consideration an original C1900 plate glass magic lantern slide showing a semi-tribal Aboriginal man with his wife outside their wurlie somewhere in outback Central Australia. Note the initiation scars across the man's chest. Note the hessian covering the wurlie which indicates that contact with white man has occurred. Note the loin cloths worn by both the man and the woman which further suggests contact with white man.
Note the brush around the wurlie used to keep out the wind. This quite graphic image shows the early stages in loss of culture with all its ramifications.
By 1900 general interest in Aborigines was beginning to grow with concern for their welfare. Images such as this are now quite scarce. A lantern slide is a positive not a negative which means that very good quality prints can be made from them. The showing of lantern slides preceded movies and by the mid 19th century it was a very popular form of entertainment.People would travel around the country having lantern slide evenings in local halls. The slides covered many subjects. There was considerable interest in slides such as this one that told about different peoples and different countries. Missionary groups used them to tell people about the work of missionaries in faraway lands.
The showing was actually called a Magic Lantern Slide Evening given that the phenomenon was so unusual. The lantern itself was gas powered to give the light required for projection. It is an image creating technique now long gone. The slide is 8.2 cms in width x 8.2 cms in height.
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