Scene from 'The Adventures of Baron Münchausen', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide

Made:
c. 1860
maker:
Unattributed

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Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from 'The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen'
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from ‘The Adventures of Baron Münchausen’, painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. One of a collection of 27 hand painted magic lantern slides.

A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from ‘The Adventures of Baron Münchausen’, painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London.

The Adventures are a series of fantastical stories told by Baron Münchausen, a boastful man given to wild exaggeration. They were first published in 1785 in a booklet called 'Baron Münchausen's Narrative of His Marvelous Travels and Campaigns in Russia' written by Rudolph Erich Raspe (1737-1794).

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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Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/6063/7
type:
magic lantern slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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