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Magic Lantern Glass Slides

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Magic lantern glass slides were invented in the 17th century as an image projector using photos on sheets of glass. Developed by Moses Holden in 1814, he used it before the invention of photography to illustrate his astronomical lectures. Improvements in photographic reproduction methods and projection illuminants in the years to come increased the magic lantern's popularity.

The majority of lantern slides used black and white positive images. Before the invention of color photography, these images would sometimes be hand colored using transparent oil paints, aniline dyes, or watercolors, then baked in an oven to set the layers.

Magic lantern slides brought about a new way for people to view both commercial and amateur photography. Through the first third of the 20th century, these... Read more Read more

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Robert E.M. Bain, Collection of Late 19th to Early 20th Century Glass Slides

February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

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Robert Bain, Collection of Twenty Late 19th Century Glass Negatives

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Robert Bain, Collection of Twenty-Two Historical Early Glass Slides

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Robert Bain, Collection of Fourteen Early 20th Century Glass Slides

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Robert E.M. Bain, Collection of Late 19th Century Glass Slides

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St. Louis, MO, USA

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Robert E.M. Bain, Collection of Late 19th Century Glass Slides

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St. Louis, MO, USA

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Robert E.M. Bain, Early 20th Century Glass Slides

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St. Louis, MO, USA

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Robert Bain, Collection of Forty-One Late 19th Century Glass Slides

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Robert E.M. Bain, Large Collection of Late 19th Century Glass Slides

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St. Louis, MO, USA

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Robert E.M. Bain Large Collection of Late 19th Century Glass Slides

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St. Louis, MO, USA

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Robert Bain, Collection of Thirty-Four Late 19th Century Glass Slides

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