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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 8,598 slide sets comprising over 251,900 slides...

  • ... of which 116,733 individual slides have been listed – including 22,333 with images

  • 4,939 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,636 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,314 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 9,014 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 139 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 9,991 texts connected with the magic lantern

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DISCLAIMER: A small proportion of records in the Lucerna database contain words or images that may be racially or otherwise offensive. They are included here as historical reproductions from a different period with different standards, and do not indicate any support or approval of such attitudes by Lucerna or any associated institutions.

Slide showing evangelical touring van
Slide showing evangelical touring van

Slide showing fortress in Delhi, India
Slide showing fortress in Delhi, India