Magic lantern slide showing scene from 'Alice's Adventures or The Queen of Hearts and the Stolen Tarts'

Made:
1876 in United Kingdom
maker:
W R Hill

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting a scene from 'Alice's Adventures or The Queen of Hearts and the Stolen Tarts' painted by W R Hill in 1876 and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London as part of the Easter 1876 production based on Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting a scene from 'Alice's Adventures or The Queen of Hearts and the Stolen Tarts' painted by W R Hill in 1876 and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. The slide shows the first scene of the story where Alice finds herself in a beautiful garden.

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:
1951-305/2
Materials:
glass, paint, wood
type:
magic lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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