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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:
- 9,494 slide sets comprising over 270,200 slides...
- ... of which 127,830 individual slides have been listed – including 29,180 with images
- 5,117 people connected with the magic lantern
- 1,676 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern
- 6,529 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)
- 9,632 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)
- 174 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts
- private and public collections of magic lantern material
- 10,169 texts connected with the magic lantern
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Slide showing lantern lecture in Royal Albert Hall
Albert W. Scott in 1893