The Magic Lantern - A Victorian Entertainment

The slides on this page are made up of pairs from the 'Catastrophes' series - on a biunial lantern, one slide would dissolve into the other!

To today's television viewer, the animation seems very slow and insignificant. To the Victorian who had never seen projected pictures before, the sense of expectation when wondering what would happen next must have been considerable.

[Catastrophes 1]

[Catastrophes 2]
[Catastrophes 3]

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