Magic lantern slide with turning handle, c 1870.

Magic lantern slide with turning handle, c 1870.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Detail of magic lantern slide showing a wizard casting a spell. This slide was manipulated by moving the handle on the right. 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 Details

Image Ref.
 
10299282

© National Museum of Science & Media / Science & Society Picture Library

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