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Plaques verre française pour la lanterne magique.
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French magic lantern slides are generally easy to identify as such. The drawings are usually rather simple and feature lines and bright colours against a transparent background. They are often provided with a kind of 'sheet' containing an accompanying text in handwriting. We find this characteristic almost exclusively on slides of French manufacturers. Usually the plates with the image are not provided with a protective glass. As a result, the slides have often been seriously damaged over the years. The paper border is usually coloured green. The best known manufacturers of these slides were Lapierre and Aubert.

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.
Little Red Riding Hood.

Fantaisies Caricatures.
Original wooden box with twelve rectangular slides for the magic lantern.
Title: "Fantaisies Caricatures" ("caricature fantasies").
Size 244 x 61 mm.

Two painted glass magic lantern slides with caricatured figures. Dimensions: 25.5 x 6.5 cm. A title is written on the paper edge: "Grotesque".
Riquet la Houppe - Riquet with the Tuft.

"Little Red Riding Hood", "Puss in Boots", "The Sleeping Beauty" - these fairytales written by Charles Perrault are well-known and loved by children around the world. "Riquet with the Tuft" was first published in 1697. A fairy gives an ugly prince Riquet the gift: he can give the wisdom to the one he loves the best. The prince has to choose one of two princesses: the elder one is beautiful but stupid, the younger one is clever but ugly. He gives the gift of intelligence to the elder princess in exchange for the promise of marriage. Riquet comes to marry her but she refuses. The princess also tells him that she also got a magic gift – she can give the beauty to the one she loves. She thinks about Riquet and decides to give this gift to him. She marries Riquet and they live happily to a great age.
This set of large magic lantern slides differs greatly from the usual French design due to the black background. However, the well-known handwritten texts are present. The slides are mounted in a wooden frame. Height 10.5 cm, length 35 cm.

Four 22 x 5.5 cm magic lantern slides with caricatures of actors from the 1850s / 1900s from the Parisian theatres.

Actors: Panchard, Jambon, Chollet, Potier, Lafont, Huet, Barvillet, Duprez.

Actresses: Tillon, Dejazet, Touzet, Falco, Mars, Prohan, Rose, Leroux, Stolz and Dorval.

Some were very famous in their days.


A large glass magic lantern slide with beautiful " figures de femme en buste ", France at the end of the 19th century.
Dimensions: 29.8 cm x 7.5 cm.
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