Glass magic lantern/ slide

The Magic Lantern was the forerunner of the modern slide projector. The slide a transparent positive image of a photograph in the form of a glass slide that could be projected onto a wall or screen using a Magic Lantern. The practice of using Magic Lanterns to project images on glass plates was in operation as early as the 17th century. Projected lantern slides quickly became the favourite technology of the lecturing art historian and remained in use for the next several decades.

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Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard, by Unknown photographer, 1880s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard
by Unknown photographer
1880s
NPG x3647

Royal family group, by Frederick William Ralph, 1889 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Royal family group
by Frederick William Ralph
1889
NPG x131621

David Livingstone, published by The London Missionary Society, after  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, circa 1900 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

David Livingstone
published by The London Missionary Society, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
circa 1900
NPG D18374

Bechuana Congregation (relates to David Livingstone), by Unknown artist, published by  The London Missionary Society, circa 1900 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Bechuana Congregation (relates to David Livingstone)
by Unknown artist, published by The London Missionary Society
circa 1900
NPG D18380

Livingstone and the Lion (David Livingstone), by Unknown artist, published by  The London Missionary Society, circa 1900 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Livingstone and the Lion (David Livingstone)
by Unknown artist, published by The London Missionary Society
circa 1900
NPG D18385

Map showing Travels (relates to David Livingstone), by Unknown artist, published by  The London Missionary Society, circa 1900 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Map showing Travels (relates to David Livingstone)
by Unknown artist, published by The London Missionary Society
circa 1900
NPG D18388

John Rothenstein, by Peter Keen, 1964 - NPG  - © estate of Peter Keen / National Portrait Gallery, London

John Rothenstein
by Peter Keen
1964
NPG x127722

Lisandro Otero González, by Ida Kar, 1964 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lisandro Otero González
by Ida Kar
1964
NPG x132347

(Harold) Julian Amery, Baron Amery of Lustleigh, by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 21 June 1978 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

(Harold) Julian Amery, Baron Amery of Lustleigh
by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
21 June 1978
NPG x171752

Audrey Wise (née Brown), by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 25 August 1978 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Wise (née Brown)
by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
25 August 1978
NPG x171789

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