Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

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Description
Glass lantern slide in a rectangular wooden frame. The front of the frame is incised “T.H. MC ALLISTER / OPTICIAN N.Y.” A paper label on one edge reads “Interesting Subjects, –Willow Leaf – Sun.” The image shown is a sunspot. The “Willow Leaf” pattern on the sun was described in 1860 by the British astronomer, James Nasmyth.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lantern slide
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 7 in x 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 17.78 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
PH.328126.21
catalog number
328126.21
accession number
271987
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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