Magic lantern slide showing The Moon

Made:
c. 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Moon

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.

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).

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Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1951-308/3
Materials:
glass, wood (unidentified)
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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