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Lantern slides.
Great Britain, 1870s?
Physical Description:
24 slides in wooden mounts : hand-colored ; 10 x 18 cm + box 13 x 29 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR505 .L36 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The slides are slip (or slipping) slides, each containing two panes of images on glass, from which movement or a transformation can be expressed by sliding one of the panes back or forth.
The slides are partially contained in a contemporary wooden case, which is lacking the lid. One of the frames is blind-stamped "Newton, 2 Fleet Street, London," and another is inscribed "WAN Copyright No 52."
Lantern slides.
Metamorphic pictures.
Recreations -- Great Britain.

  • [1] Man approaching a grocer's store
  • [2] Pot of beer, best London porter
  • [3] Balloon frame embossed “Newton, 3 Fleet street, London”
  • [4] Chimney sweep
  • [5] Sweep & maid
  • [6] Beggar with a hat
  • [7] Juggler in fancy costume
  • [8] Man in red coat reading by candlelight
  • [9] Bottled porter
  • [10] Man in stockade with pagoda in background
  • [11] Dog with tale of woe
  • [12] Two soldiers of varying size
  • [13] Sailor & his vat of preserved meat
  • [14] Sitting monkey watching a cat in a stockade
  • [15] Soldier smoking a pipe
  • [16] Man charged by a bull
  • [17] Acrobat on conehead hat
  • [18] Woman beating a boy
  • [19] (damaged)
  • [20] A real native. Seated woman shucking oysters
  • [21] Boy dropping a jam jar
  • [22] Sailor in profile
  • [23] Barefoot man with axe, chopping off his foot
  • [24] Jack (sailor) in a box.

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