Treasures of pre-cinema history
The magic lantern
Hand coloured slides
The technic of a printed outline on glass became known in the beginning of the 18th century. The process was initially invented for the pottery industry, before the the London businessman Philip Carpenter used it for magic lantern-slides. He offered as early as in 1822 lantern slides made in the new technique. Printed outlines on a round piece of glass, then hand coloured and finally framed in wood. The year 1822 marked the beginning of the mass production of lantern slides.
Active c. 1861 - 1875
Active c. 1859 - 1875
Active c. 1851 - 1870th
Active c. 1836 - 1940 (magic lanterns & slides c. 1864 - 1886)