Clinging to hope,  magic lantern slide,  c 1895.
Titel Clinging to hope, magic lantern slide, c 1895.
Caption Victorian magic lantern slide - ‘The Story of A Crime’, ‘a moral tale of a woman, Margaret Bell, who is driven to drink, prison, and ultimately her death, by personal misfortune. A woman in a white dress with extremely long hair is clutching hold of a large cross in the sea. Magic lantern shows began towards the end of the 17th century but only became more widespread and popular in the 19th century with the improvement in lamp sources. The shows could range from simple didactic presentations (a favourite topic was the demon drink) to sophisticated shows using double or triple lanterns to produce moving and dissolving images on the screen and, in the case of Phantasmagoria, an eerie, magical experience., 7008031
Aufnahmedatum 01.01.2009
Bildnachweis Science & Society / FOTOFINDER.COM
Bildname 10436561
Bildgröße 2729px x 3504px, 23,10 cm x 29,70 cm (300 dpi)
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Land United Kingdom
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