Magic lantern slide: Man in nightcap

Made:
1870
maker:
Unattributed
Magic Lantern slipping slide: Man in nightcap - 'Good Night' Magic Lantern slipping slide: Man in nightcap - 'Good Night'

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Magic Lantern slipping slide: Man in nightcap - 'Good Night'
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Magic Lantern slipping slide: Man in nightcap - 'Good Night'
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

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.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/11455
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford