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Magic lantern, c 1830.

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


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

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