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Magic Lantern Glass Slides

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

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Magic Lantern Glass Slide Collection: Portraits and People

April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Peterborough, NH, USA

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Magic Lantern Glass Slide collection- War, Fire, Disaster

April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Peterborough, NH, USA

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Magic Lantern Glass Slide Collection: Fishing/Maritime

April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Peterborough, NH, USA

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Wallace Nutting - 5 Hand-Colored Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ACDT
Ft. Washington, PA, USA

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Wallace Nutting - 5 Hand-Colored Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ACDT
Ft. Washington, PA, USA

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Wallace Nutting - 5 Hand-Colored Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ACDT
Ft. Washington, PA, USA

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Wallace Nutting - 5 Hand-Colored Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ACDT
Ft. Washington, PA, USA

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Wallace Nutting - 5 Hand-Colored Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ACDT
Ft. Washington, PA, USA

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Wallace Nutting - 6 Hand-Colored Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 3:00 PM ACDT
Ft. Washington, PA, USA

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Oreana and Mill City, Nevada Glass Slides

May 13, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Paul Kerr, Columbia University Classroom Negatives on Geology

May 13, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Paul Kerr, Columbia University Classroom Negatives on Minerals

May 13, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Slides and Prints by Professor Paul S Kerr of Columbia University

May 13, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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James W. Queen & Co. Magic Lantern

May 20, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Mebane, NC, USA

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