Slide, Magic Lantern
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Rectangular glass slide with four handpainted figures: a jockey riding a bucking rabbit, a man in a top hat, waistcoat and carrying an umbrella riding on a crow, a military man with a sword and tufted helmet riding a frog, and a farmer with a pitchfork riding a rooster. Magic Lanterns were projectors which made a small, handpainted image project on a large screen. Shows were held in theatres; children had toy magic lanterns as well. The absurd combination of distinguished gentlemen and oversized animals was meant to be amusing and silly. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities; Inventions Multimedia Time Line; School Museum; Introduction of artifacts as a primary source; What's That Relic? 16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
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