Magic lantern slide showing The Moon
- c. 1860 in United Kingdom
A magic lantern slide with a photograph of the Moon. Photograph was taken in 1860 and was sandwiched into a slide. It was shown in an educational lantern show at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. Original photograph possibly by Warren de la Rue.
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).