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Countries, places, and people.  Part 2.

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.
Old London and our ancestors.
Set of twelve square magic lantern slides published by Theobald & Co., London, c. 1893.

Texts from J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus.
1. Old London Bridge, showing the wooden houses that were built across the bridge. 2. Fight between Alsatians and Templars in Blackfriars. 3. The Mail Coaches starting from the Swan with two necks.
4. The Frost Fair on the Thames when the Thames was frozen over and a Fair was held thereon. 5. The Pillory and Stocks in London streets. 6. Temple Bar.
7. The Burning of Newgate during the Riots. 8. The Link Boys of Old London and the Old Charlie Watchman. 9. Old Cheapside.
10. Execution Place, Smithfield. 11. Marriage in the Fleet. 12. A Coach stopped by Highwaymen on Blackheath.
The Channel Islands.

A lot of hand-coloured magic lantern slides made by William Charles Hughes, c. 1900.
Size: 8 x 8 cm, hand-coloured photographic views of the Channel Islands, with copper coloured paper frames and maker's label "W.C. Hughes, Brewster House, 82 Mortimer Rd., Kingsland Road, London, N.".

Rule Britannia.
Slide set made by Riley Brothers, 7 slides, c. 1897.
1. When Britain first. 2. (Ch.) Britons never shall be slaves.
3. The dread and envy of them all. 4. Serves but to root thy native oak.
5. Thee, haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame. 6. Thy cities shall with commerce shine.
7. Blest Isle! With matchless beauty crown'd. This slide is not part of this set, but has been added to it.
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.
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