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Wood-Framed Lantern Slide (Hand-Painted) of the Polish Uprising, No.2, by William Ball, from the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, 1863

Inventory Number: 14773
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1
Brief Description: Hand-painted lantern slide in a wooden frame. Slide depicts three men and a woman in court dress around a map of Eastern Europe, with an angle above and curtains to either side.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed label: 'Royal Polytechnic.—Poland. No. 2'.
Provenance: Purchased from R. S. Clay in 1944. Part of the Clay Collection. The Royal Polytechnic slides were sold by auction in 1882. They were made for projection at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, Regent Street, London, open 1838-1876, whose shows were the most spectacular magic lantern shows ever staged.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
paper
glass
metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
278 324 14 mm

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