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