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The land of the pigtail: or Chinese life.

A set of twelve square (8.3 x 8.3 cm) magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England.
1. Peking. 2. A visit of State. 3. Chinese Policeman with Prisoners.
4. One form of Chinese punishment. 5. Another form of Chinese punishment. 6. Opium Smoking.
7. Chinese Parcel Delivery. 8. Chinese Merchants. 9. Chinese Ladies Travelling.
10. A Chinese Cemetery. 11. Chinese Theatres. 12. A Chinese Mandarin of High Rank.

Picturesque Ireland.
A set of twelve square (8.3 x 8.3 cm) magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England. Each slide has the title at the bottom of the image.


Life in Africa.
A set of twelve square (8.3 x 8.3 cm) magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England.
1. Shooting the Rapids. 2. An Encampment. 3. A Monkey Grove.
4. Canoes attacked by Hippopotamus. 5. Carrying Tusks of Ivory. 6. The Slave Market.
7. Wild Africa Warfare. 8. Caravan in the Dessert. 9. An Armed Contingent.
10. African Canoe Warfare. 11. An Explorer's Party on the March. 12. African Royalty.
 
Continental views.
A set of twelve square (8.3 x 8.3 cm) magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England. The same set was probably also published by J. Barnard & Son, England.
 
1. Rome. 2. Naples. 3. Venice. 4. Madrid.
5. Cadiz. 6. Grenada. 7. Isola Bella. 8. Tivoli.
9. Valentia. 10. Barcelona. 11. Sicily. 12. Xeres, or Jeres de la Frontera.
 


Seven hand-painted magic lantern slides in a wooden frame from a much larger set. The hand-written captions are quite difficult to read; the box they came in simply said 'Uganda' on the lid.
Uganda.



The slides measure 6.5 x 4.2 inches; the manufacturer is Newton & Co, London.
 

Tabernacle in the Wilderness.

Probably made by York & Son. According to the catalogues' the set contains of 15 slides, but this series has 16 slides.

 



The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888)

 

  1. The encampment by day, overshadowed by a pillar of cloud.
2. Tabernacle and court. 3. High Priest transferring the nation's guilt to the daily burnt offering. 4. Laver; High Priest receiving absolution.
5. Holy Place. 6. Incense altar; touching the horn with the nation's sin offering. 7. The outer court of Holocausts.
8. First chamber of the tabernacle. 9. The High Priest enters the Holy of Holies. 10. The High Priest's dress.
11. Poor family transferring their sin. 12. High Priest transferring his sin. 13. Elders transferring the nation's sin.
14. Great Day of Atonement. 15. Altar of burnt offering. Slide # 16.





A large format disc shaped magic lantern slide containing six images of distant countries made by Max Dannhorn, Germany. Diameter 15 cm. The Dannhorn trade mark shows the initials M.D., a fir tree, and a horn.

England: lighthouse in the storm
Arabian: the toilet of the horses
Italian: peasant woman near the castle
Egypt: camel in front of the pyramids
Sweden: winter scenery, church covered with snow.
Swisserland: small boat on the lake
Another disc shaped magic lantern slide made by Max Dannhorn. Diameter 10.5 cm.
 
More distant countries....
 
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