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This alphabetical glossary picks out some of the more common names, words and phrases used in the weird and wonderful world of the Magic Lantern. Forgot password? Toggle navigation MENU. A Lantern Alphabet. The list is divided into sections by initial letter:. E Effect Slides A general term for any kind of slide in which some kind of visual transformation takes place. Examples include Snow Effect Slides image of falling snow superimposed on a scene , most types of Dissolve changes from day to night or season to season , Rackwork and Lever slides which show movement of a part of the image, and some types of Slipper slide.

A Lantern Alphabet

Jump to navigation. White, Caroline White, George. 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 s. This collection of magic lanterns and lantern slides was assembled by George H.

Antique Victorian Magic Lantern Glass Slide Dog chasing Cat Church Window Z. £ Click & Collect. £ postage.

Show simple item record. Toggle navigation. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Show simple item record Set of magic lantern slides: Alice in Wonderland dc. Use of the object s must be compliant with the terms of the licence agreement, full details are available on the “Original Licence” link below. The drawings are based on those by Joseph Tenniel, but have been altered to avoid copyright problems. Introductory slide 2. Alice finds a key 3.

Alice swimming with the mouse 4. Alice getting too large for a house 5. Alice knocking the white rabbit into the greenhouse 6. Bill coming out of the chimney 7. Alice meets a very large puppy 8.

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They can be recognized by the simple paint areas applied with a brush and the obvious brush strokes. Close-up hand painted areas, note continuous color laid down with brushed on darker color for shadows. Slides are transfers or decals stuck onto the glass strips. Commonly slides are listed as hand painted but in fact they are printed. With the improvements of printing techniques on glass, mass produced slides became possible.

This type of transfer slide was produced in the many thousands over a period from the mids to the s or so, and shipped all over the world.

3, slides in reserve stock. OTHER NOTES: Magic Lantern slide shows at Christmas. Lectures on ‘History of Lanterns to local history societies. DATE OF.

More than twenty-five hundred years ago, intellectuals from many cultures began to experiment with image projection in their attempts to understand the relationship between the mechanics of the human eye and the physical principles of light. Consequently, they discovered the value of image projection for religious, educational, and entertainment purposes. In the fifth century b.

During the fourth century b. Others attribute the earliest description of sequential animation to Titus Lucretius Carus, a Roman poet and philosopher, in c. Around the tenth century a. It is now thought that al Haytham was describing optic principles already well known throughout the world. By the Renaissance, ground glass lenses had made possible the improvement and widespread use of spectacles and telescopes, as well as improved focus in pinhole boxes or “cameras obscuras,” from which the magic lantern derives.

In the seventeenth century, the optical principles of the camera obscura were applied to display multiple images painted on glass plates. This “magic lantern” technology incorporated the same basic components as modern optical projection systems—a subject in a holder, a light source, a projection lens, a condenser, or lens to redirect as much light as possible through the projection lens; and a ground, or viewing screen.

The combined processes of controlled light projection through specialized lenses and intermittent movement of painted images in the magic lantern lay the foundation for modern slide and movie projectors. The invention and first public demonstration of the magic lantern has long been a subject of debate.

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Scenes from the Past Magic Lantern Slides – Triumph of Love Dating on a Motorcycle Magic Lantern Slide Sepia Tone – set of 4 Coasters – Soft (​cst__1).

Our museum has 50, magic lantern slides dating to the s. Before cinema, the magic lantern was one of the most important visual entertainment and means of education across 19th-century Europe. Today, these slides help us research photographic history, however, they also give insight into the times when they were taken. They may show places and ways of life that may have changed dramatically and in some cases no longer exist.

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The Origins and Development of the Magic Lantern

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Jul 27, – The magic lantern uses a gas light to project the images on the glass slides. Early versions, dating from the late 18th century were produced as.

Besides magic lanterns, the firm also made tin toy steamboats and train sets. Almost all the lanterns from Plank were supplied with its trade mark, bearing the initials, E. The company survived World War I but magic lantern production gradually ceased in the s. In the factory was sold to Hans and Fritz Schaller, who specialized in home movie equipment. This collection contains Ernst Plank’s Climax model magic lantern with three circular lantern slides.

One slide contains six caricatures of animals, the second contains images of people the Malay, the European, the Kaucasian, the American, the Australian, the Ethiopian , and the third contains a representative image of six countries Switzerland, America, Italy, the Russian Steppes, China, and Germany. Also, includes 53 miscellaneous lantern slides, ten by Ernst Plank, six by C.

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