Winter scene in the mountains. Hand-coloure
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
"Winter scene in the mountains. Hand-coloured magic lantern slide, 19th century, by Newton and Co. Half of a dissolving pair with CIN/C000051. Such slides were shown using magic lanterns with two or three lenses, so that as one lens was covered, another was opened to effect a transformation, here a peaceful snow scene is transformed into an avalanche with people and animals running for their lives."