Magic lantern slide: Dancing elephant

Made:
1870
maker:
Unattributed
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Magic Lantern slipping slide: dancing elephant
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Magic Lantern slipping slide: dancing elephant
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A magic lantern slipping slide showing a dancing elephant, made by an unknown artist in 1870. The slide shows an elephant on its back, with a baby elephant dancing on its feet. As the slide moves the baby elephant jumps from one foot to the other.

A magic lantern slipping slide showing a dancing elephant, made by an unknown artist in 1870.

The slide shows an elephant on its back, with a baby elephant dancing on its feet. 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. As the slide moves the baby elephant jumps from one foot to the other.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/11458
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford