The Magic Lantern was used for a wide variey of purposes
Dissolving Views: using a biunial Magic Lantern to achieve dramatic special effects
Magic lantern being used to entertain children. Print from Victorian child's book "Leading Strings"
From an article "A visit to the Victoria Coffee Palace"
"The dissolving views found great favour with the audience....... when the shipwreck and rescue were shown,"Rule Britannia" was played ,the solos sung , Madame Touzeau found a full chorus in the gallery and pit."
Magic Lantern being used to create the stage illusion known as Pepper's Ghost