Treasures of pre-cinema history
The magic lantern
Early tinplate magic lanterns from Nürnberg
This type of magic lantern (in German called Weißblechlaterne) was produced in a number of workshops in Nuremberg from around 1780 to around 1870.
Small magic lantern by the Rose workshop, Nürnberg
Probably the smallest model of the Rose workshop. For magic lantern slides up to a height of 35 mm.
Brass magic lantern by the Rose workshop, Nürnberg
The only known tinplate lantern made of brass. Recorded in dealer catalogues between 1809 and 1825.
Magic lantern by the Rose workshop, Nürnberg
Small magic lantern by an unknown workshop 01
Small magic lantern by an unknown workshop 02
Magic lantern by Daniel Reulein, Nürnberg
Active 1827 - c. 1868 (magic lanterns 1827 - c 1850th) . The lens of the magic lantern is not original.
Magic lantern by Johann Konrad Heerdegen, Nürnberg
Magic lantern with lion pattern by Konrad Heerdegen, Nürnberg
Magic lantern with retractable handle.
Magic lantern by Konrad Bottner's Witwe, Nürnberg
Tinplate magic lantern by an unknown workshop
Magic lantern by Georg Thomas Grosser, Nürnberg
"Verbesserte Laterna magica". The unadorned black lacquered housing is an indication that the lantern was intended for export to England.