Title slide from 'The Heart of Stone', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
- c. 1860
A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide bearing the title of the German fairy tale, 'Das kalte Herz', 'The Heart of Stone', used at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860. One of collection of 27 (?) hand painted magic lantern slides.
A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide bearing the title of the German fairy tale, 'Das Kalte Herz', or 'The Heart of Stone', used at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860.
A moral tale of the evils of the pursuit of material wealth the fairy story 'The Heart of Stone' was written by the German poet and author Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827).
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).
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- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- Permanent collection
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