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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 8,583 slide sets comprising over 251,400 slides...

  • ... of which 116,269 individual slides have been listed – including 22,081 with images

  • 4,917 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,632 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,288 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 8,957 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 139 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 9,979 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 exotic tropical birds
Slide showing exotic tropical birds

Slide showing Charles Gounod (1818-93)
Slide showing Charles Gounod (1818-93)