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Title(s):

[Magic lantern slides]

Published/Created:
[Great Britain], [1870s?]
Physical Description:
24 slides in wooden mounts : hand-colored ; 10 x 18 cm + box 13 x 29 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Quarto Room / South Shelving
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Classification:
Videos
Notes:
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.
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.
Subject Terms:
Lantern projection.
Lantern slides.
Form/Genre:
Lantern slides.
Metamorphic pictures.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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  • [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.

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