Magic lantern slide: Dismembered clown
A magic lantern slipping slide of a dismembered clown, made by an unknown artist in 1870. This slide shows a clown who, with one pull of the slide, loses his head and limbs.
A magic lantern slipping slide of a dismembered clown, 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.
This slide shows a clown who, with one pull of the slide, loses his head and limbs.
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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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