Ali Alum, Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide

Made:
c. 1860
maker:
Unattributed
Ali Allum, Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide

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Ali Allum, Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scence from the fairy tale 'Ali Alum', painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860. One of a collection of 27 hand painted magic lantern slides.

A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from the fairy tale 'Ali Alum', painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860.

In a scene from the fairy tale, this grandly-dressed figure is being escorted through a market place.

The Royal Polytechnic Institution in Regent Street, London, was renowned for its spectacular magic lantern shows employing as many as six huge lanterns projecting large, hand-painted slides eight inches (20.3 cm) by five inches (12.7 cm).

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/6063/2
type:
magic lantern slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford