Starting A Collection

Most collectors become interested in magic lanterns by buying a small lantern or a collection of a few slides. Apart from the magic lanterns and slides there are of course other related items to collect. There are magic lantern books, posters, programmes, tickets ,slide boxes , prints as well as other optical toys phenakistosopes, stereoscopes & cards, zoetropes, kaleidoscopes, peepshows etc.
 
 


Above : Lantern slide box from a child's toy lantern

 

 Victorian Printing Block Of A Magic Lantern

 

Box Of Lithographic Lantern Slides

 

Original Lantern Slide Catalogue


Magic Lantern Book