Housemaid and chimney sweep

Made:
1870
maker:
Unattributed

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Magic Lantern slipping slide: Housemaid and Chimney Sweep
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Magic Lantern slipping slide: Housemaid and Chimney Sweep
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A magic lantern slipping slide showing a housemaid and a chimney sweep, made by an unknown artist is 1870. The slide shows a housemaid cleaning the grate being surprised by the appearance of a chimney sweep. The first slide shows the housemaid cleaning the grate before the sweep comes down the chimney.

A magic lantern slipping slide showing a housemaid and a chimney sweep, made by an unknown artist is 1870.

The slide shows a housemaid cleaning the grate being surprised by the appearance of a chimney sweep. 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. The first slide shows the housemaid cleaning the grate before the sweep comes down the chimney.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11460
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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