Magic lantern slide: Two boys and a cracker

Made:
1870
maker:
Unattributed
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Magic Lantern slipping slide: two boys and giant cracker
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Magic Lantern slipping slide: two boys and giant cracker
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

A magic lantern slipping slide showing two boys and a cracker, made by an unknown artist in 1870. The slide shows two boys, each holding the end of a huge cracker. The second part of this slide shows the cracker exploding leaving one boy on his back and the other nowhere to be seen.

A magic lantern slipping slide showing two boys and a cracker, made by an unknown artist in 1870.

The slide shows two boys, each holding the end of a huge cracker. 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 second part of this slide shows the cracker exploding leaving one boy on his back and the other nowhere to be seen.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11461
Materials:
glass and wood
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford