September 1, 2016

24 Gorgeous Vintage Glass Slides Based on Sir John Tenniel’s Original Drawings for 'Alice in Wonderland'

Created as a set of 24 slides based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations for the Lewis Carroll classic but altered to avoid copyright conflicts, these gems were meant for viewing on a magic lantern, or Laterna Magica — a primitive projector dating back to the 17th century, consisting of a concave mirror in front of a light source. Though the exact year is unknown, the slides were created sometime between 1910 and 1925.

(via Brain Pickings)


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