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The Magic of Lantern slides | Washington State History Museum

April 11-July 29

Lynette Miller, the Historical Society’s head of collections, curates this exhibit of lantern slides, projectors, and advertising materials organized in conjunction with the national convention of the Magic Lantern Society, which takes place June 21– 24 in Tacoma.

Lantern slide programs enthralled 19th-century audiences. A projector containing a candle or oil lamp would transmit and enlarge images from hand-painted glass slides onto a wall. A more modern version used an incandescent bulb as a light source and projected slides made from hand-tinted photographs. Organized by the Washington State Historical Society.

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