Magic lantern slide showing the Eddystone Lighthouse

Made:
circa 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unattributed
Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Eddystone Lighthouse

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Eddystone Lighthouse

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting Eddystone's lighthouse off the coast of Devon, by an unknown artist, c. 1860, and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. The slide shows one of the Eddystone lighthouses - the one currently standing is the fourth to be built on the site since 1696.

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:
1951-307/4
Materials:
glass, paint and wood
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford