Treasures of pre-cinema history
The magic lantern
A typical lantern slide arrangement of a lecturer in the early 1860th. The hand written labels in Dutch...
...on the slides suggest a lecturer from the Netherlands. It is quite possible, that the slides of the 1860th were used by a lecturer in Germany before they were later sold into the Netherlands, as there are also German descriptions on the frames. At the time the pictures represented a small fortune and reselling was a natural practice. When today the slides look oversized, the large size was among the most famous lecturers among them Friedrich August Böttcher or Paul Hoffmann very common in their time.
A remarkable ensemble of about thirty slides. The lecturer used for the projection of the slides a lantern from the workshop of Andre Krüss in Hamburg.
Detlef Brauckmann, Optiker, Hamburg
Optisches Institut D. Brauckmann, Hamburg - Handmalerei (hand painting)
Heinrich Denecke, Nürnberg
Unknown workshop I
Andres Krüss, Hamburg
Andres Krüss lantern, Hamburg
The body of the lantern was replaced within the original design.