Magic lantern slide showing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Made:
c. 1850
maker:
Unknown

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, by an unknown artist (possibly W R Hill), made after 1847, and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London.

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).

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1951-307/1
Materials:
glass, paint, wood
type:
magic lantern slide

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