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Wood-Framed Lantern Slide (Hand-Painted) of the Polish Uprising, No.3, by William Ball, from the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, 1863

Inventory Number: 14774
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1
Brief Description: One of the unusually large format slides (frame approximately 10 x 13 inches) that were unique to the Royal Polytechnic Institution.

'E' crate.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed label: 'Royal Polytechnic.—Poland. No. 3'.
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