Magic Lantern Slide

Theatre Collection

Lantern slide

The Theatre Collection holds several sets of late nineteenth century Magic Lantern Slides. These colourful glass slides were used in Magic Lanterns to project stories that would entertain and educate. This slide depicts a hand-coloured engraving of a donkey and dove drinking from a water trough, while a swallow flies overhead.

In 2007 the Illumination project was undertaken at the University of Bristol, to digitise the Theatre Collection’s Magic Lantern Slides. Images of the Slides can now be viewed at the Theatre Collection website.

  • Item reference: TCP/LS/000010/002
  • Copyright: University of Bristol
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