Magic Lantern Slides
If you own a magic lantern, the best thing to with it is to make a show and tell stories.
In this section of the website you can find some sets of magic lantern slides mostly on childlike themes. But there is also a large section on Life model slides.
Most of the slides are chromolithographic images in the standard size cm 8,25 x 8.25 (3 ¼ inch square). In the second half of the XIX century chromolithographic slides were produced in large quantity. In earlier times non-photographic slides were entirely coloured by hand, or coloured by hand over a printed outline.
|Alice in Wonderland||Little Red Riding Hood||The Water Babies|
|Diogenes and the Naughty Boys from Corinth||Nursery Rhymes||Peter Pan|
|Punch and Judy||BlueBeard||Shockheaded Peter|
|Life Model Slides||Our Firemen and Our Life-Boat Men|