Magic lantern slide showing street scene

Made:
c. 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
W R Hill
Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: stree scene

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: stree scene

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting a street scene painted by W R Hill in 1876 and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. The slide shows people gathered in a square by night. The central figures wear 16th century-style garments and carry swords.

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:
1951-305/11
Materials:
glass, paint and wood (unidentified)
type:
magic lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford