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Slide, Magic Lantern
Slide, Magic Lantern
Resource Typeimage
TitleSlide, Magic Lantern
Coverage / Year1850 to 1900
DescriptionA rectangular glass slide depicting five children. The first looks at the viewer full face, wears a ruffled collar and holds a whip behind his back; the second, in profile, wears a long coat, a blue feathered hat and holds a doll in his/her hand; a third figure--a girl--wears a straw hat with flowers, a blue dress with a white pinafore and carries a basket; a fourth figure--a boy--wears a yellow double breasted coat, a round hat and carries an umbrella. A fifth figure, a girl wears a bonnet, a blue scarf and has her hands in her pockets.
InterpretationMagic Lanterns were projectors which made a small, handpainted image project on a large screen. Shows were held in theatres; children had toy magic lanterns as well. This slide shows children enjoying themselves and was surely meant for children's entertainment. This slide shows children in grown up dress and was surely meant to amuse children.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities; Inventions Multimedia Time Line; School Museum; Introduction of artifacts as a primary source; What's That Relic?
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Glass slide; Magic lantern; Lantern slide; Slide transparency; Lanterns; Entertainment; Toys; Toy
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1968.001.1312e
CONTENTdm file name25037192422004_68.1.1312e.jpg
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