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Wood-Framed Lantern Slide (Hand-Painted) of the Crimean War, No.3, by Thomas Clare, from the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, 1854

Inventory Number: 14753
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1
Brief Description: Hand-painted lantern slide in wooden frame. A view of a coastal scene, with castles and minarets in the background - presumably Turkey.
Primary Inscriptions: Printed label: 'Royal Polytechnic.—Russian War. 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
Material(s): Wood
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
270 328 15 mm


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