Images of The Magic Lantern - Page 1
On May 9th, 2003, Christie's of London auctioned the John Finney Collection of Magic Lanterns. Formed by a Society Member over many years, the collection represented one of the largest collections of Magic Lanterns in a private collection. In the next few pages you can see a selection of items from the extensive sale catalogue. Each image links to an enlarged version with a brief description. Browse the images to see a sample of the wide variety and styles of lantern that were produced through the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Page 2 - Cinematograph Lanterns
Page 3 - French Ornate Lanterns
Page 4 - French and American Lanterns
Page 5 - American and British Lanterns
Page 6 - British and Scientific Lanterns
Page 7 - Biunial Lanterns
Page 8 - Biunial Lanterns
Page 9 - Illuminants
Page 10 - Illuminants
Page 11 - Lenses etc.