Section three of a painting of Canberra capital site
This slide shows the third of six sections of the painting titled Cycloramic View of Canberra Capital Site, View Looking from Camp Hill, created by Robert Charles Coulter on 2 January 1911.
Areas shown in this slide are Acton Homestead, Vernon and Mount Majura.
Up until the 1960s, most glass slides were produced in monochrome, with chemical dyes painted in thin coats on the surface to colour the image. Multiple colours could be used to create an authentic representation of a landscape.
Glass slides are very fragile items. Visible on this one is a crack which has occurred sometime during its long life, possibly from being dropped or roughly handled.