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[Smoke effect for image of volcanic eruption]

Unnumbered slide from [Mount Vesuvius in eruption] (effect: Newton & Co., at least 2 slides, n.d.)

Smoke effect for image of volcanic eruption

Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection – reproduced by permission.
Digital image copyright © 2016 Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter.

Alternative versions and views of this slide
Smoke effect for image of volcanic eruption – alternative version ‘b’
Type of image
drawing / painting / print
height 4 inches (10.2 cm), width 6.5 inches (16.5 cm), thickness 0.44 inches (1.1 cm)
(all dimensions are nominal; individual examples of this slide may have varied slightly from these values).
wood / glass
Production process
hand-painted, on glass substrate
Image content tag



The slide only has a small picture area, representing smoke which moves as the movable glass of the slide is rotated by the rackwork mechanism. This image would have been superimposed ('dissolved') onto another image showing the volcano, so that the moving smoke would appear above the top of the mountain.


Example in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection, item 34/2016  (2016-  )

Lucerna ID  5067557

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 December 2016

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