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Theatre Collection Magic Lantern Slides

Lantern Slide The Theatre Collection holds several sets of late nineteenth century magic lantern slides.

A project to digitise these lantern slides was generously funded by BIRTHA (the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts), the University of Bristol Faculty of Arts Research Director's Fund, and the Friends of the Theatre Collection.

Digital images are now available for viewing and free educational use via the Theatre Collection's online catalogue. Alternatively, a slide show of each story can be viewed from the links below:

Christmas in Paradise (ref.TCP/LS/000003)

Rare Metal: A Story of City Life (ref.TCP/LS/000004)

The Life Boat (ref.TCP/LS/000005)

Nellie's Prayer (ref.TCP/LS/000006)

The Matron's Story (ref.TCP/LS/000007)

Little Jim (ref.TCP/LS/000008)

Scrub, the Workhouse Boy (ref.TCP/LS/000009)

Interval Slides (ref.TCP/LS/000010/001-005)

Registration Slides (ref.TCP/LS/000010/006-008)

The slide readings to accompany these stories can be viewed in the Theatre Collection's reading room, alternatively they can be purchased from the
The Magic Lantern Society

Other Useful Sites
The Magic Lantern Society.

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