Magic Lantern Slides

Some examples of my magic lantern slides. 

The magic lantern,  is an early type of  image projector employing pictures painted, printed or produced photograpghically on transparent plates (usually made of glass), one or more lenses , and a light source. It was mostly developed in the 17th century and commonly used for entertainment purposes. It was increasingly applied to educational purposes during the 19th century. The magic lantern was in wide use from the 18th century until the mid-20th century, when it was superseded by a compact version that could hold many 35 mm photographic slides: the slide projector.

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye

One of the first cameras I owned and used as a child in the 60’s. The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye is a Bakelite box camera that takes 6x6cm images on620 film, made in the USA and France by Kodak, between 1949-1961. There were also examples labelled “Brownie Fiesta” and “Brownie Flash”. The original design did not have a flash facility , but the Flash model was added in 1950 and called the Brownie Flash in France and the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash in the USA. Earlier models of the camera have a metal film advance knob; later models have a knurled plastic knob.

Brownie Hawkeye

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