USA Magic Lantern glass photo slides, WA,CA,LA 1906-1914

$75.00 CAD

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Magic Lantern photo slides with scenes from USA.#1, #18 and #23 of 24 from Series XXVIII, Produced in Germany by Unger & Hoffmann A.G. from Dresden,  Nord-Amerika 2. Teil : von New Orleans bis San Francisco (lecture: Projektion für Alle  (1906-1914)

Labels on slides in English, French and German.

Serie XXVIII. No.1 New Orleans

Streetcar going down Charles St. (St Charles Boulevard). At right Hotel Crescent

St. Charles Street  New Orleans. St Charles Strasse.  Rue St. Charles

Serie XXVIII. No. 18 San Francisco

Two youths walking down street, appear to be in cultural clothing

Street in Chinatown  San Francisco. Strasse im Chinesenviertel  Rue dans le quartier chinois

Serie XXVIII. No.23 Spokane

Wooden scaffolding as part t of construction of bridge over a river,

Building a Bridge  Construir un Pont   Spokane, Brückenbau.


Lantern slides were the first projected images, dating back to the mid 17th century. Originally made with drawn images on glass, lantern slides became a hugely popular base for photography well into the 1900s before slowly being replaced by celluloid film slides.

Displayed through a magic lantern projector, lantern slides could be coloured in with paint or ink and were made by everyone from amateur photographers, to school teachers, to government agencies.

3¼ inches (8.3cm) square