Treasures of pre-cinema history
The magic lantern
Professional magic lanterns
A professional use of the magic lantern can have a different significance. In the years from 1843 till about 1900 as a lantern for a professional lecturer, to show dissolving views - Nebelbilder -. The lecturer used two lanterns side by side or a biunial and triunial-lantern, when two or three lanterns were placed on top of each other. Or it was a single lantern for use in the growing market of education and science, relatively late by scholars "discovered" in the last decade of the century. Whatever the lantern may be used for, Nuremberg missed out the great opportunity for new business, which arouse with the phenomenal success of dissolving view-shows, Nebelbildern, in the country.