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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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An Interchangeable Hand-Painted Chromotrope Magic Lantern Slide Set,

April 26, 2018, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (2 bids)

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A Biunial Magic Lantern,

April 26, 2018, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,000 (starting bid)

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A Biunial Magic Lantern,

April 26, 2018, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,500 (starting bid)

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A Black and White Antique Photograph Slide on Glass

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A Black and White Antique Photograph Slide On Glass

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A Black and White Antique Photograph Slide On Glass

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A Wood Framed Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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A Wood Framed Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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A Wood Framed Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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A Coloured War Theme Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A Coloured War Theme Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A Coloured War Theme Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A Coloured War Theme Glass Slide

April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A SET OF COLOURED NAVAL HISTORY MAGIC LANTERN LECTURE SLIDES

May 1, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Laterna Magica mit Glasbildern

May 4, 2018, 1:00 PM CET
Chemnitz, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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Posten Glasdias

May 4, 2018, 1:00 PM CET
Chemnitz, Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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