'The Goblin Court', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide

Made:
1865 in London
maker:
Edmund H Wilkie
and
W R Hill

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Goblin court, Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide, painted by W R Hill and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London over Christmas 1865. This slide is from 'Gabriel Grub and the Grim Goblin' a production based on 'The Story of The Goblin Who Stole A Sexton' by Charles Dickens which appeared in 'The Pickwick Papers'.

A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide, painted by W R Hill and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in 1865.

This slide is from 'Gabriel Grub and the Grim Goblin', a popular tale shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution over Christmas 1865 based on 'The Story of The Goblin Who Stole A Sexton' by Charles Dickens which appeared in 'The Pickwick Papers'.

The Royal Polytechnic Institution in Regent Street, London, was renowned for its spectacular magic lantern shows employing as many as six huge lanterns projecting large, hand-painted slides eight inches (20.3 cm) by five inches (12.7 cm).

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/6063/1
Materials:
glass, paint, wood
type:
magic lantern slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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