Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon – October 08, 2014

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“Iris Bowl” garden on the Lloyd estate, Haverford, PA circa 1930. Credit: McLean Library Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6-8 PM

The Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121
Please register here

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon showcases glass lantern slides from the special collections of 6 Philadelphia institutions projected from an historic lantern projector in the Wagner’s Victorian-era lecture hall.

This encore of last year’s popular event will showcase historic lantern slide collections from the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, the Historical Society of Frankford, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Predating the motion picture, lantern slides were used for entertainment and to illustrate educational programs and courses. The salon will be held in the Wagner’s unchanged Victorian lecture hall using an original lantern slide projector. Join us for a rare treat as we revive an old technology in order to see globally significant lantern slide collections drawn from the libraries and archives of Philadelphia’s most distinguished institutions.

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