Magic lantern slide showing Fingal's Cave

Made:
c. 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unattributed
Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Fingal's Cave

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Fingal's Cave

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting Fingal's Cave in Scotland, by an unknown artist, c. 1860, and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London.The cave is formed from hexagonal stone columns, created by cooling lava, similar to those of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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:
1951-307/3
Materials:
glass, paint and wood
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford