Collection 2023-021 - Glass lantern slides: Bruce Bairnsfather cartoons and others

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Glass lantern slides: Bruce Bairnsfather cartoons and others


  • c. 1918 (Creation)

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5 coloured glass lantern slides (23cm x 9cm)
54 black and white glass lantern slides (10cm x 10cm)
4 black and white negatives

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British cartoonist and humorist, writer and director of the movie 'Carry On Sergeant!'.

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Items originally given to the Brighton Over 65 Club by the Toronto Over 65 Club. Given to Councillor Chris Malette by Bruce Belford of Brighton, Ontario in January 2023.

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Transferred by Councillor Malette to the Community Archives in March 2023.

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Lantern slides and negatives:

  1. Five lantern slides with drawings of animals
  2. 54 lantern slides with Bruce Bairnsfather cartoons, produced by the Presbyterian Lantern Slide Department, Toronto
  3. Four negatives taken outside a house
  4. Note about the donation of the slides

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