Magic Lantern


The "Laterna Magica" ws an early type of image projector first developed in the mid 17th century. Painted pictures or photographs on small sheets of glass, were projected through a lens using a light source; intially a candle or oil lamp, but later brighter images were possible with the invention of the Argand lamp (1790s) and Arc lamp (1860s).

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Magic lantern at the Wymondham Museum.
- Photo by Tim Drury, 2004, available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Taken at Wymonham Museum, Norfolk, UK.

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A view of the inside of a Magic Lantern from c.1890
- “The magic lantern is an early version of a slide or movie projector. Beginning in the 1670s through the early 1900s, these projectors turned a small picture painted on glass ...

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Three slide projector with dissolve transition (1886)
- Public domain image c/o Wikimedia Commons from Colonial and Indian exhibition, 1886.

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