Magic lantern slide: Exploding pie

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

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

A magic lantern slipping slide showing an exploding pie, made by an unknown artist in 1870. The slide shows a man carrying a pie that has exploded to reveal its contents - a cat and a dog. The first slide in the pair shows the man carrying the pie before it exploded.

A magic lantern slipping slide showing an exploding pie, made by an unknown artist in 1870.

The slide shows a man carrying a pie that has exploded to reveal its contents - a cat and a dog. 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 in the pair shows the man carrying the pie before it exploded.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11459
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford