The Moon

Made:
c. 1860 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Royal Polytechnic Institution magic lantern slide: Moon

A magic lantern slide with a picture of the moon shown, at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, about 1860.

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:
1951-308/3
Materials:
glass, wood (unidentified)
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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