Antique magic lantern glass slide
Antique magic lantern glass slide
Antique magic lantern glass slide
Antique magic lantern glass slide
Antique magic lantern glass slide
Antique magic lantern glass slide
Antique magic lantern glass slide
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Antique magic lantern glass slide

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A wonderful Edwardian glass slide which would originally have been used in a magic lantern. 

This Magic Lantern slide was created in the late Victorian / Edwardian era and is made of glass with green paper edges. Originally it would have been used in a 'magic lantern' machine where slides were placed into a slot and manually 'slid' to display each image, with a light illuminate the image upon a wall or white screen.

This particular image is of a travel scene and includes images of horses pulling a carriage, a windmill, some boats on a bay with a volcano in the background, a ruined castle and a road leading towards this mountains. You can imagine this been shown with tales of faraway lands and exotic journeys . The slide is in good vintage condition with clear images but with some wear from age. It measures 16 cm by 4.5 cm.

An interesting little slice of history. I love to think of all the people who must have viewed and enjoyed these slides in a previous era. Nowadays It could be displayed against a windowpane or against a light box or placed in a glass frame.