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[Imperial Germany portraits]

This glass lantern slide is representative of personas from Imperial Militaria Germany (1871-1918). It has four portraits of men, they have been identified as Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), Frederick III (Emperor in 1888 for 99 days, successor to William I and predecessor of William II), Helmuth von Meltke the Elder (Chief of Staff of the Prussian Army from 1822-1888) and Otto von Bismarck (Chancellor from 1871-1890). In the portrait of Frederick III, he is wearing the Order of the Black Eagle, which means he was Emperor in this picture. Since Frederick III only ruled in 1888, and the other three were either still in power or just retiring, we have tentatively dated the piece for after 1888. This year refers to the Year of Three Emperors, because it was the year that William I died, the year Frederick III ruled and died, and that William II took over as Emperor. The images are in colour, potentially colour halftone process on a glass slide. Just one pane of glass, printed on verso.

Dick Whittington

Magic lantern used to project this type of circular slide was of German design, and was available c.1850. Magic lantern slides were popular in the 1890s. This design was for domestic use, and the slide was illuminated by an oil lamp,and projected a circular image. The slides, often hand coloured, were often mounted six to a small disk. This one in particular has eight hand coloured images. It tells the story of Dick Whittington, and English folktale, the title is written on the slide in three languages, English, French and German (Gesetzlich Geschutzt). It is the story of a young man who makes his fortune in London, with his cat.

The rat-catcher of Hameln

Magic lantern used to project this type of circular slide was of German design, and was available c.1850. Magic lantern slides were popular in the 1890s. This design was for domestic use, and the slide was illuminated by an oil lamp,and projected a circular image. The slides, often hand coloured, were often mounted six to a small disk. This one in particular has eight hand coloured images. It tells the story of the pied piper or the rat-catcher of Hameln, a town in Germany, who comes into a small village and leads the rats away, only to return when he receives no payment, to lead the children away. The title is written on the slide in three languages, English, French (Le preneur de rats de Hameln) and German (Der rattenfanger v. Hameln)

Man on motorocycle

Item is a photograph of a man riding a motorcycle in front of a building named 'Venoome Garage'. Inscription on verso reads, 'Alexander - 0 5/8, Algoma - .02 3/4, Astoria Rowyn - .02, Buffcon - .02, Fed. Kirk - .02, Halcrows - .02 3/4, Lamb Pont - .01 3/4, L. Tilarm - .02, Marokik - .0 3/4, South Tub - .02 1/4, Sub. Cont. - .04

Prince of Wales

Item is a photograph of a car on crowded street. Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'The prince of Wales Leaving (illegible) Nov. 1919', written over inscription in pencil, illegible.

First visit to Canada

Item is a photograph of a building and two blurry figures in foreground. Inscription in black ink on back of photograph reads, 'First visit to Canada and (illegible) of Edward Prince of Wales, 1919.', written over illegible inscription in pencil.

Snapshot

Item is a photograph of a man and a woman sitting outside. Inscription reads, 'These are ones Pete took - all blurred etc. - after a hard night - she was obviously weak'

Colour Magic Lantern Slide

Item is an automatic coloured magic lantern slide containing several hand painted glass slides that could be rotated against each other with a small attached hand crank. Hand crank appears to be made of wood, as does the mount.

Lanterna Magica

Item is a child's, oil lamp magic lantern set manufactured by German company Ernst Planck. The set contains a tin projector, two-part lens, oil lamp, and 12 lantern slides. Instructions for use are printed in German, French, and English on the underside of the box lid, and are as follows:

"Directions for using. Place the Lantern on a table, the lenses facing a smooth white sheet at a distance of about 3-5 feet. See that the wich of the lamp is cut even, then light the lamp which you have filled with petroleum. Let the flame be as large as it is possible without smooting. Put the lamp into the lantern in a way that the screw of the wick is on one side. Now place the slide upside down in the lantern, adjusting the focusing tube by moving it either in or out until the picture is distinctly seen on the white sheet. If the table is at a farther distance, the pictures will be much larger, but not as distinct. The nearer the lantern is standing to the sheet, the more distinct but smaller the pictures will be. The room must be perfectly dark. "

Kodak Brownie Flash 20 Camera

Item consists of a camera that has a blue plastic molded body and a direct vision optical viewfinder. It features a built-in flashgun for cap less flashbulbs. The camera offers 3 aperture settings for different lighting conditions and takes 2.25" x 2.25" exposures on 620 film.

[Photographs from a Kodak No. 1 camera]

Item consists of twelve snapshots taken with the Kodak No. 1, the first rollfilm camera under the name "Kodak". Subjects include a house in a forest, a group of women posing in front of the house, a man walking by the house, cows, and men playing cricket or baseball. The images are round on a white background with a black border and gold gilded edges. On the back of one photograph is handwritten in pen "Set 2.00" on a piece of masking tape.

[Portrait of a young woman, outdoors]

Item is a cream coloured bi-fold card (3 flaps) with the embossed drawing of a viking ship on the top left of the outer flap. Inside, a photograph of a young woman outdoors, smiling, and leaning against a pile of metal or concrete tubes, with shipping crates behind her in the distance. On the mat around the photograph, embossed in brown, "H.A. Osborne/ PENTANGUISHENE,/ ONT."

Osborne, H.A.C.

[Family portrait, outdoor rural setting]

Item is a photograph of a man holding a child on his knee and a woman standing next to him, outside a house with a view of a field in the background. The photograph is very informal, with the man looking down and away from the camera. A screen door to the house on the right of the photograph reveals an adult holding the arm of a child, the hand pressing against the screen.

Kodak No. 2 Brownie Model F (Red)

Item consists of a snapshot box camera for use with 120 film. The camera body is card with a red leatherette covering. The Brownie No. 2 Model F was manufactured between April 1929 and 1933, and was available in a variety of colours, including red.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Medical magic lantern slides depicting skin conditions

Item consists of 14 glass magic lantern slides depicting various skin conditions, along with 2 slides of poison ivy plants. Conditions pictured include chicken pox, hives, athlete's foot, acne of the face, impetigo, poison ivy, ringworm, boils, pediculosis, scabies, measles, and animal ringworm. The slides are accompanied by a short, typewritten sheet with a script entitled "Description of Slides" and dated July 15th, 1944, which describes poison ivy and athlete's foot. The slides appear to be written for prospective campers, and intended to be presented by a Miss Hankinson and Mrs Benham. the series was published by the Ryerson Film Service department of Ryerson Press.

Lantern Slide Collection

  • 2017.017
  • Collection
  • 1820-1950

This collection consists of early optical devices commonly known as magic lanterns. The first report of the construction of a magic lantern is generally considered to be referring to the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1659. The lanterns in this collection are dated from the early 1800s until the mid 1900s and include large professional devices as well as consumer models and toy magic lanterns.

The collection also holds over 500 lantern slides on a wide range of subjects. The slides demonstrate different iterations of glass slide projection and the evolution from hand-painted imagery to photographic and mechanical slides.

For more information about the history of magic lantern projection, please see our blog post: https://library.ryerson.ca/asc/2017/10/new-exhibition-projecting-magic/