megalethoscopes

Taxonomy

Code

300227510

Scope note(s)

  • Apparatuses invented by Carlo Ponti of Venice ca. 1870, for viewing large albumen photographs on thin paper, using a large lens to create the optical illusion of depth and perspective and having candles or kerosene lamps as a source of light. The photographs themselves were translucent, often colored and pierced with pinprick holes to create dramatic visual effects with backlighting, such as that of lights in a night scene.

Source note(s)

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Hierarchical terms

megalethoscopes

megalethoscopes

Equivalent terms

megalethoscopes

  • UF megalethoscope

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