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[Magic lantern slides]
[Great Britain], [1870s?]
Physical Description:
24 slides in wooden mounts : hand-colored ; 10 x 18 cm + box 13 x 29 cm
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Quarto Room / South Shelving
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Collection of 24 late 19th century hand-painted moveable transformation slides for a magic lantern show. Each is in its original wood frame. The collection is 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." Newton and Co., 2 Fleet Street, were opticians to the Queen, and these transformations are known as "rack-work" slides. They also specialised in astronomical slides.
A "slipping" magic lantern slide consists of "one glass slide which is moved across another, fixed slide, each of which is painted with one phase of a simple movement. Black patches on the slipping slide alternately cover and uncover the two phases of movement."--Science & Society picture library website.
[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 with -- [23] Barefoot man with axe, chopping off his foot -- [24] Jack (sailor) in a box.
Subject Terms:
Lantern projection.
Lantern slides.
Lantern slides.
Metamorphic pictures.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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