old glass slides/photos
could anyone tell me what these are and when they could have been made?
If I haven't attached one to this question, I would be happy to send an image to anyone.
|Alan N. Marcus||
Your description is too vague for me to make a determination.
You could have glass negatives. Glass was used as the substrate until film was invented. The early film was cellulose nitrate and was quite flammable even to the point of being explosive. Safety film cellulose acetate came out mid century.
the image is positive and 3 and 1/4 " by 4" . they are taped with black cloth like material.
I have another glass slide/photo that has a white backgroud, I can't tell it that one is a photo between glass or if it's just a piece of paper.
they are or were labeled and numbered.
appreciate the help
John H. Siskin
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This is probably a lantern slide. These were used with an early projector to give slide shows. They were pretty popular, judging by the number of lantern or magic lantern slides you see at antique fairs. I have an old one, of the full moon, that is quite stunning, about he same size as yours. You could probably find some resources with a search on lantern slides or magic lantern. Thanks, John Siskin
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