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They show the role that non-western figures often played in magic lantern stories and the way they were depicted on the slides.
 
A pair of cartoons on 'A mule train on an up grade' and 'A mule train on a down grade'.  Published by S. Lubin, 21 South Eighth St. Phila. Size 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
 


 

Magic lantern slide that shows a black man kissing the hand of President Abraham Lincoln. The edge of the wooden frame shows this once was part of a slide series from the Patriotic Order of Americans POA. The slide measures about 7 x 4 inches (ca 18 x 10 cm).

 

       
A magic lantern slide from the Economic Series of T.H. McAllister, New York, titled "Christmas In Blackburg."

On the back of the slide are two labels with the text "T.H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician, 49 Nassau Street, N. Y." and "Christmas in Blackburg." The dimensions of the slide are approximately 4 "x 3-1 / 4", 8.2 x 10 cm.
Two more associated magic lantern slides from the McAllister Economic Series, entitled "Darktown Lodge."

Both slides are labelled on the back "T.H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician, 49 Nassau Street, N. Y." and "a. Darktown Lodge - Grand Boss Charging Candidate" (the first slide) and "b. Darktown Lodge - Candidate Charging the Grand Boss" (the second slide) and below that the text "By permission Currier & Ives, Copyright".
 

Bucking Mule.
Not sure of the title. A set of (probably) four magic lantern slides measuring 8,2 x 8,2 cm.

Titel onbekend. 2. Ah, would you?
3. You have not got me yet!
 
4. Think I had bad time!
 




Come, Where My Love Lies Dreaming.

The slide is from the McAllister Economic Series and is labelled, "T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician, 49 Nassau Street, N. Y." and "Come, Where My Love Lies Dreaming".

Slide measures approx. 10 x 8 cm and is mounted in a wood frame that measures 18 x 10 cm.


If dese am yourn, Boss, You can have 'em

This slide is also from the McAllister Economic Series and is labelled, "T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician, 49 Nassau Street, N. Y." and "If dese am yourn, Boss, You can have 'em." (so not "hab um").

Slide measures approx. 10 x 8 cm and is mounted in a wood frame that measures 18 x 10 cm.
 
King Crab and the Nigs: a Papuan adventure.

Maker unknown, 4 slides, c. 1893.

Standard glass slides measuring 83 mm square.
Titles:

1. Sighting a Prize.
2. A Forlorn Hope.
3. Getting a Bite.
4. Now we're happy.

 

 
Getting ready for an evening party: or the ape and the collar.

Set of 7 "comic" slides made by G.M. Mason, England.
Hard to believe that the image source for this set of slides was the periodical "The boy's own paper", a British story paper aimed at young and teenage boys, published from 1879 to 1967.

The idea for the publication was first raised in 1878 by the Religious Tract Society, as a means to encourage younger children to read and to instill Christian morals during their formative years.
 


Warren’s Blacking was a leading manufacturer of shoe-black (shoe-polish) in the 19th century. Available as a liquid in bottles or as a paste in pots, the blacking was sold in every Town in the Kingdom. Notable: Charles Dickens worked at Warren's Blacking Factory when he was 12 years old. His job was to paste labels onto the blacking pots.
 
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