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Magic lantern slide with string drives.

Magic lantern slide with string drives.
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm


This slide depicting a winter's night scene of a watermill had string drives for rotation. 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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