Slide - part of a set of two used to produce a dissovling effect in a magic lantern show.

During a show, two projectors were angled together on a wooden support so that the images from each projector fell on the same point on a screen. This allowed for the 'dissolving' of one image into another using the fan shaped device, for example, this scene in summer becomes a scene in winter. The fan shaped shutter was used to achieve the dissolving effect.

Description of Content

Depicts a mountainous scene with buildings and a canal in the foreground.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame. Part of a set of 2 dissolving views.

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