We are always
buying single slides and collections of Alaska magic lantern
slides. Over the past 25 years we have purchased dozens of
collections of Alaska magic lantern slides. Our expertise in this
area includes extensive research into the history of Alaska magic
lantern slides and Alaska magic lantern shows, and the
manufacturers, photographers, and lanternists involved. We have
also been presenting Alaska magic lantern shows to elementary
schools, historical societies, and the general public in Alaska,
for a number of years.
Above is an example
of an Alaska glass slide. Also known as a magic lantern, or
stereoptican, or stereopticon, slide.
They are usually 3 1/4 X 4 inches, or 3 1/4 X 3 1/4 inches (British), or panoramic. Sometimes black & white, sometimes in color.
We also collect the
ephemera of Alaska magic lantern shows (often referred to as an
"Illustrated Lecture" on Alaska or the Yukon). We will purchase
show notices (broadside advertisements), tickets, catalogs, and
other related paper items.
We are members of
the Magic Lantern Society of the United States & Canada; Magic
Lantern Society UK; and owners of the Magic Lantern discussion
Original magic lantern glass slide of Chief Shakes house and people, Wrangell, Alaska
A group of Tlingit people with Chief Shakes VI in front of Shakes' house.
Condition: a little water seep at the top.
$95 plus $3.00 postage (international orders extra) for this 19th century glass positive slide, 3 1/4 X 4 inches in side, for projecting in a magic lantern.
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Tlingit Indians]
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
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