Magic lantern slide with turning handle.
4 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Magic lantern slide with turning handle.

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This magic lantern slide was moved by joggling it with the handle, making the donkey and rider appear in motion. Moving pictures were popular well before the invention of cinematography, and many families had a magic lantern which projected painted pictures onto a screen.
 

Image Ref.

10278915
 

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