A magic lantern slide featuring a photograph of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London over Christmas 1875. This slide was used to open the presentation of 'Gabriel Grub and the Grim Goblin' a production based on 'The Story of The Goblin Who Stole A Sexton' by Charles Dickens which appeared in 'The Pickwick Papers'.
A magic lantern slide featuring a photograph of Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
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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- lantern slide
- visual and verbal communication
- The National Media Museum, Bradford
- Permanent collection
- National Science and Media Museum
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