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 Originally made with drawn images on glass, lantern slides became a hugely popular base for photography well into the 1900s before slowly being replaced by celluloid film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