Magic lantern slide: Snow scene

Made:
1800-1899 in London
maker:
Newton and Company Limited
Magic Lantern slide, one of dissolving pair: Snow scene

Magic Lantern slide, one of dissolving pair: Snow scene
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A magic lantern slipping slide showing a mountain village being engulfed by an avalanche, made by Newton and Company in the 19th century. The first part of this slipping slide shows a peaceful village scene.

A magic lantern slipping slide showing a mountain village being engulfed by an avalanche, made by Newton and Company in the 19th century.

A slipping slide consists of two pieces of glass - both painted with different stages of a movement. Black patches painted on the movable, or 'slipping', slide alternately cover and uncover the stages of movement. The first part of this slipping slide shows a peaceful village scene.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/11427
Materials:
glass, paint and wood
Measurements:
overall: 100 mm x 160 mm x 10 mm,
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford