Magic lantern slide: Man in nightcap
A magic lantern slipping slide depicting a man in a nightcap with the words 'Good Night', made by an unknown artist in 1870. The first slide does not have the words 'Good Night', the slide would have been used by the lanternist at the end of a show.
A magic lantern slipping slide depicting a man in a nightcap with the words 'Good Night', made by an unknown artist in 1870.
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 slide does not have the words 'Good Night', the slide would have been used by the lanternist at the end of a show.
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- lantern slide
- visual and verbal communication
- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- National Science and Media Museum
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