A view of the inside of a Magic Lantern from c.1890

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    “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 into a larger image. Using an oil lamp and a wall or white sheet, the projected pictures tell a story. This small projector provided family entertainment about 1890.” The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, IMCPL Digital Collection. Image c/o Wikimedia Commons available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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    Link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Childrens_Museum_of_Indianapolis_-_Magic_lantern_-_detail.jpg
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 8 months ago
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