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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,671 slide sets comprising over 275,300 slides...

  • ... of which 134,152 individual slides have been listed – including 33,058 with images

  • 5,183 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,683 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,531 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 9,923 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 174 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 10,208 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 illustrating comic story
Slide illustrating comic story

Slide showing man feeding poultry
Slide showing man feeding poultry