Visions of Early 20th Century Egypt Through The Magic Lantern
In 1849, German-born Philadelphia daguerreotypists William and Frederick Langenheim popularised the sciopticon “magic lantern” technology that allowed projected images. Lantern slides were a transparent images on glass plates. With the sciopticon and other devices the image was magnified and projected onto a larger surface.
Prior to 1850, most magic lantern slides were hand-painted on glass, or created using a transfer method to reproduce many copies of a single etching or print. In the middle of the 19th century, however, the development of photographic slides created entirely new uses for the magic lantern, from university lectures to amateur family photo shows.
Sunset on the Nile
Street in Native Quarter, Cairo
Aloe Plant, Esbekiyeh Place, Cairo.
Camels en route to Sakkara.
Fellahin in the Fields, Cairo.
Egypt – Bisharin Man, Assuan.
Donkey Market, Gizeh.
Egypt – Egyptian Children, Ramleh.
Group of Camels, Cairo.
Egypt – Bedouins Pasturing Camels, Abusir.
Egypt – Rear view of Temple, Denderah
Abu Simbel. Looking Southward
“Views, Objects: Egypt. Abu Simbel. View 07: Egypt – The Nile from Abu Simbel.”. Lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in (8.25 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, lantern slides
Abu Simbel. Temple of Ramses II. View from the Nile.
Great Temple, Interior, Abu Simbel.
Gizeh. View 06: Sphinx and Pyramid.
Partly submerged palms above Nile dam, Upper Egypt
1908, by Stereo-Travel Co.
Donkey and Cart, Kasr-en-Nil
Donkey Boy, Cairo
This slide colored by Joseph Hawkes. Brooklyn Museum Archives
Egypt: Buffalo Market, Gizeh
T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician.
Arabian Horse and Sais, Cairo
This slide colored by Joseph Hawkes. Hooper
Pyramids of Dashur from Sakkara
Arabic Window and Native Bazaar, Cair
ompey’s Pillar, Alexandria
T. H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician. 49 Nassau Street
Via: Brooklyn Museum