The magic lantern is an early form of projector, throwing an enlarged image of a transparency on a white screen. It was invented about 1660.
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The American Magic-Lantern Theater
The repertoire is listed, a schedule is available.
Antique Lantern Slides
Different slide types are explained, slides are shown.
Ballaert, Herman: Galantee Show
Shows by a Belgian artist. Includes a preview and contact information. [Requires Flash] [BE-9800 Deinze]
George Eastman House: Pre-Cinema Project
The on-line image collection shows different slides.
Magic Lantern Castle Museum
Museum dedicated solely to the history of the Magic Lantern. [USA, Texas]
The Magic Lantern Society
The society and their activities in preserving the technology are presented. Details of their conferences, library, and membership. [UK]
Magic Lantern Society of United States and Canada
Dedicated to collecting and sharing information about these antique precursors to modern day movies and slides. Membership information available.
Magic Lantern, Toverlantaarn
Short description of the history of the lantern. Included are some animations and the oldest drawing of a magic lantern, date 1420.
Description of the medium plus information on optical systems, components, lanterns types and slide identification.
Professor Heard's Magic Lantern Shows
The history of lanterns is explained, a programme is presented.
A Victorian Magic Lantern
Slides of a show in Norfolk are displayed and explained.
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