Dismembered clown

Made:
1870
maker:
Unattributed

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Magic Lantern slipping slide: Dismembered clown
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Magic Lantern slipping slide: Dismembered clown
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A magic lantern slipping slide of a dismembered clown, made by an unknown artist in 1870. This slide shows a clown who, with one pull of the slide, loses his head and limbs.

A magic lantern slipping slide of a dismembered clown, made by an unknown artist in 1870.

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.

This slide shows a clown who, with one pull of the slide, loses his head and limbs.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11463
Materials:
glass, wood (unidentified)
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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