Magic lantern slide showing Poppleton Church in winter

Made:
c. 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
W R Hill
Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Poppleton Church winter

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Poppleton Church winter

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting Poppleton Church in winter, by W R Hill, c.1860, and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. The slide shows a snow-covered church and graveyard next to a river.

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:
1951-307/2
Materials:
glass, paint and wood
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford