2021

Treasures of pre-cinema history 

The magic lantern

Collections

Broadsides "Geistererscheinungen"

Materials/Techniques:
Printed paper

Phantasmagoria lantern, England c. 1805

Probably the earliest known phantasmagoria lantern with the original stand on small wheels. Manufactured after the design of Philipsthal's lantern.

Date:
c. 1805
Maker:
Unknown
Place of Origin:
London, England
Materials/Techniques:
Metall / Glass / Wood
Dimensions:
Length: 540 mm, Width: 240 mm, Height: 680 mm (with stand 1.750 mm)
Literature:
The Portfolio, London, January 22 & January 29, 1825

Files

The Portfolio, London, January 29, 1825

Ghost slides, Fürth c. 1805

Slides made in Fuerth (Bavaria) for the English market.

Date:
c. 1805
Maker:
Unknown
Place of Origin:
Fürth (Bavaria)
Materials/Techniques:
Hand-painted picture / Glass / Paper
Dimensions:
Hight: 98 mm, Width: 457 mm

Ghost slides, Fürth c. 1820

Date:
c. 1820
Maker:
Unknown
Place of Origin:
Fürth in Bavaria
Materials/Techniques:
and-painted picture / Glass / Paper
Dimensions:
Hight: 202 mm, Width: 45 mm

Ghost slides, Nürnberg c. 1815

Slides made in Nuremberg for the English market.

Date:
c. 1815
Maker:
Unknown
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Hand-painted picture / Glass / Mahogany wood
Dimensions:
Hight: 97 mm, Width: 430 mm

Ghost slides, Germany c. 1850

Part of a showman magic lantern-slide collection

Date:
c. 1850
Maker:
Unknown
Place of Origin:
South Germany?
Materials/Techniques:
Hand-painted picture / Glass / Wood

Phantasmagoria slides, France c. 1850

Date:
c. 1850
Maker:
Unknown
Place of Origin:
France
Materials/Techniques:
Hand-painted picture
Dimensions:
Hight: mm, Width: mm