Magic lantern slide: Figure of Death

Made:
1800-1899
maker:
Unattributed
Magic Lantern Slide: Figure of 'Death' Magic Lantern slide entitled 'Figure of Death'.
      Hand coloured British Magic lantern slide.

Magic Lantern Slide: Figure of 'Death'
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Magic Lantern slide entitled 'Figure of Death'. Hand coloured British Magic lantern slide.

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting the figure of death holding a knife and a human heart, painted by an unknown artist in the 19th century. This type of slide is likely to have been used in Phantasmagoria Shows where 'magical' appearances of ghosts and phantoms were projected onto screens or smoke.

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting the figure of death, painted by an unknown artist in the 19th century.

This type of slide is likely to have been used in Phantasmagoria Shows where 'magical' appearances of ghosts and phantoms were projected onto screens or smoke.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/11428
Materials:
glass, paint and wood
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford