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A Thrill In The Dark

 The  Magic Lantern was used for a wide variey of purposes

 bi-unial print

Dissolving Views: using a biunial Magic Lantern to achieve dramatic special effects

print lantern show

Magic lantern being used to entertain children. Print from Victorian child's book "Leading Strings"

victoria coffee palace

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."

Peppers ghost

Magic Lantern being used to  create the stage illusion known as Pepper's Ghost

print children's lantern show

 Children using a toy magic lantern  to give a show

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