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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,796 slide sets comprising over 283,100 slides...

  • ... of which 140,023 individual slides have been listed – including 36,580 with images

  • 5,220 people connected with the magic lantern

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  • 174 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

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Slide showing scenic view in Australia
Slide showing scenic view in Australia

George R. Sims in 1903
George R. Sims in 1903