Graveyard Ghost

Made:
1800-1899
maker:
Unattributed

Magic lantern slipping slide

Magic lantern slipping slide

A magic lantern slipping slide entitled 'Graveyard Ghost', made by an unknown artist in the 19th century. The first part of the slide shows a man stood by the gravestone with a lamp. In this second part he is surprised by a boy holding a ghost made from a sheet.

A magic lantern slipping slide entitled 'Graveyard Ghost', made by an unknown artist in the 19th century.

A slipping slide consists of two pieces of glass - both painted with different stages of a movement. Black patches painted on the movable, or 'slipping', slide alternately cover and uncover the stages of movement.

The first part of the slide shows a man stood by the gravestone with a lamp. In this second part he is surprised by a boy holding a ghost made from a sheet.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11430
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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