A Quick Peek at Magic Lantern Shows.
Welcome! In the next ten minutes you’ll learn a bit about magic lantern shows in America—the earliest lantern shows (1815-1850), and some of the main types of shows in the lantern’s heyday (1850-1930).
We, like this animated Uncle Sam lantern slide, are delighted to have you visit. He’s a “skipper slide” that works with a lever to make him jump. Click to activate.
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