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
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Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Alice in Wonderland

Royal Polytechnic magic lantern slide: mountain range

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 last scene of the story as Alice knocks over the jury box and all the animals inside, and a pack of cards swarm over her.

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:
1951-305/3
Materials:
glass, paint and wood
type:
magic lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford