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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,166 slide sets comprising over 265,600 slides...

  • ... of which 123,222 individual slides have been listed – including 27,163 with images

  • 5,082 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,657 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,486 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 9,519 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 161 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 10,129 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 railway train
Slide showing railway train

Slide showing flying fish
Slide showing flying fish