Item #CL174-123 Moving Picture Wagon
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Moving Picture Wagon

c1925. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7.2 x 9.6cm. Slight foxing and minor crinkles overall.

Sign on horse-drawn wagon reads “Moving Pictures.”

From the 1920s, motion pictures were made accessible to country towns in Australia via travelling picture showmen who worked a circuit. They found venues in the towns, such as church halls. The projector was hand-cranked, which allowed the projectionist to speed up or slow down, to match the action on screen.

Item #CL174-123

Price (AUD): $440.00  other currencies

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