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Lantern books frequently come in and out of print , check out book searches in second hand book shops or on the web. Original Victorian publications tend to be expensive more recent publications include:-

Magic Lanterns by Derek Greenacre  published by Shire  

Servants of Light by Dennis Crompton, Richard Franklin and Stephen Herbert published by E. G. Bond for the Magic Lantern Society.

Magic Images by Dennis Crompton, David Henry & Stephen Herbert published by the Magic Lantern Society

Victorian Britain Through The Magic Lantern by Steve Humphries published by Sidgwick & Jackson

To Catch A Sunbeam by L.M.H.Smith published by  Michael Joseph.

The Lantern Image (Supplement 1) by David Robinson published by the Magic Lantern Society


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Museums and Links

There are lots of museums that offer at least a token of  magic lantern material. Check out opening times and material available from hyperlinks below :-

Beamish Museum Co. Durham England

Magic Lantern Castle Museum


Web Site Links

The Magic Lantern Society

Newcastle Photography Festival

American Magic Lantern Theatre
Collecting Cinematographica

Bill Douglass Museum of Pre-Cinema History
Victorian Animations

The Magic Lantern
Stereoviews......a great web site of Victorian stereocards

Professor Heard's Magic Lantern shows

Arctic regions slides
Photography Research & Resource Page
Lee  Gallery period photography

Gale Wollenberg master craftsman and maker of a modern bi-unial lantern !

Pictorial Photographers of America