Pre-Cinema Project


I just came across this section from the George Eastman House web site. GEH is one of the world’s leading media archives, and has a rich selection of images online, chiefly from its photography collections. My eye was caught by the Pre-Cinema Project, which presents a collection of magic lantern images, including photographs of lanterns, magic lantern slides, toy lantern slides, a Muybridge Zoopraxiscope disk, slip slides, and a lovely selection of slides relating to motion pictures – audience notices (such as the slide above), slides that were part of multimedia presentations, and film advertisements.