Search for slide sets

Most commercially produced slides were sold in sets, often related to a published story, lecture, poem or song.

To find a slide set, enter as many search terms as you want in the form below and click the ‘Go’ button. The more criteria you add, the narrower you make the search.

The Lucerna database is a work-in-progress, and many items are not yet recorded. If you know of something that should be in the database and isn’t, please contact us with the details.

Hints for successful searching
 >  Unless you’re sure of what you’re looking for, it may be better to start with a general search and then add more criteria to reduce the number of results ...
 >  ... but if you make your search too general, it may take a long time to display the results.
 >  If searching by title, the search will (only) return results containing exactly the characters you enter, including spaces and punctuation marks.
 >  A ‘date’ search may be less successful as many dates of manufacture are unknown.
 >  A ‘keyword’ search may not find all sets relating to your chosen subject, as not all slide sets have yet been indexed.
 >  If your search returns no results, check your search criteria – you may have mis-typed something or chosen an impossible combination.

Enter your search criteria and click the ‘Go’ button
Characters in set title
(enter a string of text or leave blank)
Country of origin (if known)
Manufactured by
Sold or hired by
Related person
(people connected with the set's manufacture, not as subjects of the slides)
Main usage of set
Main type of image
Date of first manufactureEITHER: in     ±  year(s)
OR: between and (inclusive)
Series title
Subject keyword
(if you choose more than one, the search will find sets relating to any of your chosen subjects, not all of them in combination)

Slide images available
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