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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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Fr:  une lanterne magique et ses plaques  En:  a lantern and pl

February 21, 2018, 5:00 PM CET
Liege, Belgium

€120 (starting bid)

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BOXED MAGIC LANTERN WITH SLIDES BY ERNST PLANK

February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Ashburn, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Wood Framed Glass Slide

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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A Wood Framed Glass Slide

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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A Wood Framed Glass Slide

February 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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India & Punjab – Lahore Street Glass Negative  - 2x glass slide negatives o

February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM GMT
Ludlow, United Kingdom

£110 (starting bid)

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India & Punjab – Sikh Officers at Camp - Glass slide negative of Native Ind

February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM GMT
Ludlow, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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A RARE COLLECTION OF PUPPETRY-RELATED GLASS LANTERN SLIDES CIRCA 1900

February 28, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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* Glass plate negatives. A group of approximately 130 glass plate negatives, c. 1893,

March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£210 (starting bid)

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March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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* Magic Lantern Slides. A group of 16 diapositive lantern slides of Madagascar, c. 1930s,

March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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