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Gallery: Magic Lantern Slides
Edited from BBC News, 16 June 2007
YOUR PICTURE GALLERY IS NOW LOADING...
The magic lantern was the ancestor of the modern
Title slide from Scrub, the Workhouse Boy.
There was a huge market for lantern slides in
the nineteenth century.
Projectionists put on shows all over the country
with magic lanterns.
The photographic image was sandwiched between two
plates of glass.
The collection is rare as so few lantern slides