Magic lantern slide depicting Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 'Drink Me'

Made:
1870s in United Kingdom
maker:
John Tenniel

© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London
National Media Museum

Hand-painted glass lantern slide illustrating scene from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll. Illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, made by York and Son with permission of MacMillan and Co, 1870s. Slide No. 4, shows Alice with bottle labelled 'Drink Me' "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was". One of twenty six hand-painted lantern slides (standard size) in cardboard drawer.

From original slide reading (from the novel):

'Tied round the neck of the bottle wa a paper label, with the words, Drink Me'.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1951-316/1
Materials:
glass and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
Estimate overall: 83 mm x 83 mm
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • slide
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford