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Magic lantern slide with turning handle.

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


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.

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

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