[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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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Undetermined
- 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.
- Lantern slides.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
-  Man approaching a grocer's store
-  Pot of beer, best London porter
-  Balloon frame embossed “Newton, 3 Fleet street, London”
-  Chimney sweep
-  Sweep & maid
-  Beggar with a hat
-  Juggler in fancy costume
-  Man in red coat reading by candlelight
-  Bottled porter
-  Man in stockade with pagoda in background
-  Dog with tale of woe
-  Two soldiers of varying size
-  Sailor & his vat of preserved meat
-  Sitting monkey watching a cat in a stockade
-  Soldier smoking a pipe
-  Man charged by a bull
-  Acrobat on conehead hat
-  Woman beating a boy
-  (damaged)
-  A real native. Seated woman shucking oysters
-  Boy dropping a jam jar
-  Sailor in profile with
-  Barefoot man with axe, chopping off his foot
-  Jack (sailor) in a box.
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