|magic lantern slides on the famous novel by Charles Dickens|
The Ghost of Christmas.
...... for it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.
||A Christmas Carol is one of the
best known novellas by the English author Charles Dickens, first published
by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. It
is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny-pinching miser in the first degree, who cares nothing for
the people around him and mankind exists only for the money that can be made
through exploitation and intimidation. He particularly detests Christmas
which he views as 'a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour
richer'. Scrooge is visited, on Christmas Eve, by the ghost of his former
partner Jacob Marley who died seven Christmas Eves ago, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present,
and Christmas Yet to Come.
|A Christmas Carol. Set of 24 or 25 magnificent slides produced by the English manufacturer Newton & Co around 1885. Standard glass slides, 3.25" square.|
|The Office of Scrooge and Marley.||Scrooge and his Nephew|
|Unwelcome Visitors||Scrooge and his Clerk|
|The Door Knocker. Marley's Face||Marley's Ghost|
|The Ghost of Christmas Past||Fezziwig's Warehouse|
|Fezziwig's Ball||Scrooge and his Fiancee|
|The Ghost of Christmas Present||Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim|
|The Christmas Pudding||Bob Crachitt's Christmas Party|
|Scrooge's Nephew's Christmas Party||The Ghost of Christmas to Come|
|On Change. Among the Merchants||Selling the Clothes|
|The Chamber of Death||The Crachit Family|
|Scrooge's Grave||A New Christmas Morning|
|Christmas Day in the Streets||Scrooge and Bob Crachit|
|Sometimes a 25th slide was added showing a Christmas Wish from Tiny Tim: 'God Bless Us Everyone'.|
Four superbly painted 19th Century lantern slides
in a wooden frame depicting the well known Dickens' story of 'A Christmas Carol'.
The pictures resemble the etchings of John Leech, who illustrated the
original edition from 1843 (see above).
This set was produced by Millikin & Lawley, London. The name of the manufacturer is pressed into the wood of the frame.
Another set of magic lantern slides presenting the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The set consists of 12 slides.
This is the accompanying reading:
A set of twelve magic lantern slides mounted in a wooden frame.
|1. Marley's Ghost appearing to Scrooge.|
|2. The Ghost of 'Christmas Past'.||3. Unreadable.|
|5. Unreadable.||6. The Ghost shewing ... and Want to Scrooge.|
|8. The Ghost of 'Christmas to Come' shewing Scrooge his Death bed.||9. Death of Tiny Tim.|
|11. The Ghost shewing Scrooge his Grave.|
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