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This magic lantern uses a gas light to project the images on the glass slides. Early versions, dating from the late 18th century were produced as children's toys in England, France and the U.S.A. The lantern from Tiverton Museum is in a metal box and has 4 slide holders.
Magic lantern shows grew in popularity in mid to late Victorian times
with the development of photography. They were a significant advance towards
film and the cinema which emerged in the early 20th century. Equally popular
were "Grand Tours of Europe" for those wealthy enough to
Choose a slide show (requires Flash):
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See all 30 slides from the slide shows (non Flash version)