Magic lantern chromatrope slide: 'A Merry Christmas'

Made:
1870
Magic Lantern Chromatrope Slide: snow scene with legend 'A Merry Christmas', 1870

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Magic Lantern Chromatrope Slide: snow scene with legend 'A Merry Christmas', 1870
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

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.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/2390
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • optical device
  • object genre
  • image
  • slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford