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Magic Lantern Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-0042

Scope and Content Note

Magic lantern refers to a device for projecting still images on a surface popularized in the nineteenth century. Originally slides were hand painted but became photographic in the 1850s. This collection of magic lanterns and lantern slides was assembled by George H. White of Hobart, Indiana. The collection includes two magic lanterns and examples of hand painted and photographic lantern slides of varying styles, including stereo slides, circular and panorama children's slides, single and multiple slides, standard American slides, paper slides.

Dates

  • 1835-1911
  • Majority of material found within 1850-1911

Language(s) of Materials

English, French

Access

Some glass lantern slides are damaged and require care in handling.

Extent

5.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

Magic lantern refers to a device for projecting still images on a surface popularized in the nineteenth century. Originally slides were hand painted but became photographic in the 1850s. This collection of magic lanterns and lantern slides was assembled by George H. White of Hobart, Indiana. The collection includes two magic lanterns and examples of hand painted and photographic lantern slides of varying styles, including stereo slides, circular and panorama children's slides, single and multiple slides, standard American slides, paper slides.

Title
Magic Lantern Collection
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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