A Centennial Salute to Cinema

Magic Lantern Broadsides

(Left to Right)

  • Advertisement for "5th Annual Tour of B.A. Bamber's Great Dime Show & Grand Steroptical Dissolving Views" a 19th century magic lantern show.

  • Advertisement for a joint lantern and motion picture show, featuring "Our New Possessions" (post Spanish American War, ca. 1900).

  • Advertisement for "Grand Illusion Lecture. The Light and Shadows of a Great City" (New York City), a 19th century magic lantern show.

    Photos by Larry Gates

    Copyright 1995 Smithsonian Institution