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Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2

#1 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:04 pm

This was a nice set of early later larger size"standard" slides. This is the Macintosh Battery & Optical Company set for home use. This set was taken form weekly newspaper and book photos. Most photos are from the 1899 book by Buel & Mawson: Leslie's Official History of the Spanish-American War: A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Cuban Rebellion, the Causes that Involved the United States, and a Complete Narrative of Our Conflict with Spain on Land and Sea; Supplemented with Fullest Information Respecting Cuba, Porto Rico, the Philippines and Hawaii -- over 1500 Original Illustrations.
I am posting all the slides in this set; Set 1. I also have a second set that I will post. Photo heavy.
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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:05 pm

Each photo in the set.
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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#3 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:07 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#4 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:08 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#5 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:09 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#6 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:11 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#7 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:13 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#8 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:15 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#9 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:17 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#10 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:19 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#11 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:21 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#12 Post by ffuries » Mon May 21, 2018 12:22 pm

Some years back I saw a set like this on the "Antique Roadshow" I think it was. I don't know if shows can be searched to find the content of the shows. Only reason I remember it, was because some of the pictures are actual pictures and some are drawings/etchings/paintings or whatever they are. Regardless I thought the pictures were pretty damn cool.

Funny how one segment of one episode of one show can stick in your brain.
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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#13 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:27 pm

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#14 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:29 pm

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1

#15 Post by 72 usmc » Mon May 21, 2018 12:30 pm

My second set is a Sears lecture series with more original photos. It will take some time to post all photos.
So what is a Magic Lantern- an obsolete projector from the time\period: 1860s-1940s. Some primitive forms are even earlier. My sets are post Spanish American War. The one shown here is more home use and the second set is from a lecture series put out by Sears around 1905.

http://www.magiclanternsociety.org/abou ... ern-types/

http://www.magiclanternsociety.org/abou ... rn-slides/

http://www.obsoletemedia.org/magic-lantern/
Magic lantern (17th century – 1940s)



The magic lantern was an early type of image projector, developed in the 17th century.

It used a concave mirror behind a light source to direct as much of the light as possible through a small rectangular sheet of glass – the magic lantern slide – on which was the painted or photographic image to be projected – and onward into a lens at the front. The lens was adjusted to focus at the distance of the projection screen or wall.

Initially, candles or oil lamps were used, producing very dim projections. Improvements in lighting took the form of the Argand lamp from the 1790s, limelight in the 1820s, electric arc light in the 1860s and finally the incandescent electric lamp.

The magic lantern could project moving images by the use of various types of mechanical slide, which could be over a foot long at times and could contain gears cranks and pulleys. Even in still slides there was little standardisation. Peck and Snyder, a company with great influence in the magic lantern industry, sold slides measuring 4.5 by 7 inches. ‘English pattern’ slides were 3.5 by 3.5 inches, ‘French pattern slides’ were 3.25 by 4 inches, and the ‘standard European size’ was 3.25 by 3.25 inches.

The art of projection reached a high-point in the 1870-1880 period, and the magic lantern played a very important part in Victorian society. Temperance and religious lectures were given but the lantern was also used in education, for the demonstration of scientific principles, to relay the latest news of world events, and to create ‘phantasmagoria’ shows. By this time, images were being transferred to slides by photographic means, and then coloured by hand. Lanterns of this time could have up to four projection tubes.

With the advent of cinema the days of the big lantern shows were numbered, but magic lanterns were still used in schools and institutes, and photographic and printed slides were still being manufactured in the 1940s.
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