Portrait of Charles Dickens

Made:
1875 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unattributed

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: portrait of Charles Dickens

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).

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1951-308/2
Materials:
glass, wood
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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