Metamorphosis of a Butterfly

Made:
1800-1899
maker:
Unattributed

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Magic Lantern Slipping Slide: metamorphosis
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Magic Lantern Slipping Slide: metamorphosis
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Magic Lantern Slipping Slide: metamorphosis
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Magic Lantern Slipping Slide: metamorphosis
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A magic lantern slipping slide showing the metamorphosis of a chrysalis to a butterfly, made by an unknown artist in the 19th century. A slipping slide consists of two or more pieces of glass painted with different stages of a movement. Black patches painted on the movable, or 'slipping', slide alternately cover and uncover the stages of movement. This slipping slide has three parts - the first showing the chrysalis, the second the caterpillar and the third showing the butterfly.

A magic lantern slipping slide showing the metamorphosis of a chrysalis to a butterfly, made by an unknown artist in the 19th century.

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

This slipping slide has three parts - the first showing the chrysalis, the second the caterpillar and the third showing the butterfly.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11432
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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