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        Magic Lantern projecting a scene of Ancient Egypt

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. A popular form of entertainment in the Victorian era, the magic lantern was a precursor to moving pictures and modern day cinema; The lantern works by projecting light through a photographic slide which then passes through a lens, is magnified and projected onto a surface; The lantern was often used for trickery, in particular to create the illusion of ghosts and dead spirits; Provenance: Private Collection.

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