National Film and Sound Archive - The Magic of Glass

Lanterna Magica: A Pageant of Illusions

Centuries before the invention of photography and celluloid film, magic lantern and illuminated glass slides were at the cutting edge of entertainment. This inventive 18th century technology dazzled and enthralled audiences as they watched projected animated pictures on a screen.

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