The 2016 Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon will showcase glass lantern slides from the special collections of several Philadelphia institutions projected from an historic lantern projector in the Wagner’s Victorian-era lecture hall.
6pm – 8pm on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wagner Free Insitute of Science
1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121
Please register for this FREE event
In the spirit of lantern exhibition culture, this salon will bring together unique and rarely-seen images presented in the context for which they were originally created. Join us as we tour America’s first zoo and the period rooms at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; learn about industry and manufacturing in the Philadelphia area and Florence Nightingale and the history of nursing; travel to exotic lands and through the trees of Fairmount Park.
Predating the motion picture, lantern slides were used for entertainment and to illustrate educational programs. The Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon will be held in the Wagner’s Victorian-era lecture hall using an historic lantern projector. Please join us for a rare treat as we revive an old technology in order to see culturally significant lantern slide collections from the libraries and archives of Philadelphia’s most distinguished institutions.
Participating institutions: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Fairmount Park Archives, Jefferson University, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Temple University, and the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries.