Magic lantern, c 1830.

 
Magic lantern, c 1830.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Magic lantern shows began towards the end of the 17th century but only became more widespread and popular in the 19th century with the improvement of lamp sources. The shows could range from simple didactic presentations (a favourite topic was the demon drink) to sophisticated shows using double or triple lanterns to produce the appearance of moving or disolving images on the screen.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10318988

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