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Magic lantern advertising slide candy “The Sweet Palace” early 1900s #1 of 3

$55.00 CAD

"HELP YOURSELF often from a box of our Confectionary’
"TRY OUR CANDY"
“The Sweet Palace H. FAIAD Proprietor”

 

'The Art League, New York/ Illustrated Advertising & Post Cards'

Scarce item.

Art League appears to have been in operation from 1905-1918, located at 298 Broadway NYC.

Little bit of colour movement on edges of slide, not affecting text/images.

8 x 10 cm.

 

Magic lanterns, also known as optical lanterns, provided one of the most popular forms of entertainment during their heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries, establishing many of the first 2-D special effects. Using an artificial light source and a combination of lenses, these devices enlarged small transparency images or miniature models and projected them onto a wall or screen. While most magic lanterns were designed as simple wooden boxes fitted with a handful of precision brass parts, a few were ornately decorated with exotic painted scenes or engraved metal casings.

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