Magic lantern slide showing Egyptian landscape

Made:
c. 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unattributed
Royal Polytechnic magic lantern slide: Egyptian landscape

Royal Polytechnic magic lantern slide: Egyptian landscape

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting an Egyptian landscape, painted by an unknown artist c. 1860 and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. The slide shows men on camels riding through ancient ruins.

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:
1951-305/10
Materials:
glass, paint and wood (unidentified)
type:
magic lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford