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A History of The Magic Lantern

Metamorphoser Lantern

A Metamorphoser Lantern

The history of the Magic Lantern includes many facets and touches on several branches of science and history.

Over the next few pages browse a brief Introduction to Lantern History, and see images showing the types and forms of magic lantern over its three centuries of development.

Images of the Magic Lantern also includes illustrations of many accessories developed to accompany the lantern and improve its versatility.

We have also included a visual introduction the the many types, shapes and sizes of lantern slides. These Images of Lantern Slides also include some of the many accessories developed to produce and maintain lantern slides.