Magic lantern slide showing The Moon

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

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Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Moon
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A magic lantern slide with a picture of the moon, shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, about 1860. Original photograph possibly by Warren de la Rue.

A magic lantern slide with a picture of the moon, shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, about 1860.

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:
1951-308/4
Materials:
glass and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 260 mm x 325 mm
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford