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part 5.
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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".

 
Titel onbekend. 2. Ah, would you?
3. You have not got me yet! 4. Think I had bad time!
Bucking Mule.
Not sure of the title. A set of (probably) four magic lantern slides measuring 8,2 x 8,2 cm.
 
The Heathen Chinese.
Not only black people were sometimes depicted in an unattractive way. This set, made by an unknown manufacturer shows a Chinese cardsharp, who is punished by all those present in the pup.

And this is a long magic lantern slide made by Gebrüder Bing Nürnberg (G.B.N.) as # 11 of a set of twelve.
 

 
 
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