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Large magic lantern, 18th century.

Large magic lantern, 18th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


This large magic lantern was made of tin and contained a candle illuminant. Such lanterns were used in phantasmagoria shows where 'magical' appearances of ghosts and phantoms were projected onto screens amidst smoke.

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