Magic lantern chromatrope slide: 'A Merry Christmas'
Lantern slide with Chromatrope pattern round static picture of snow scene with cottage and mill. Entitled 'A Merry Christmas'.
Mechanically-operated, hand-painted Chromatrope slide of a snow scene entitled 'A Merry Christmas', 1870.
The kaleidoscopic element revolves around the central snow scene. This scene and one set of geometric patterns were painted on a fixed glass slide while further geometric patterns were painted on another circular glass slide which is mounted in a toothed brass rim and turned by a pinion wheel attached to a handle at the side of the slide.
- Object Number:
- lantern slide
- object genre
- tools and equipment
- equipment by process
- optical device
- visual and verbal communication
- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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