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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,402 slide sets comprising over 267,500 slides...

  • ... of which 125,795 individual slides have been listed – including 28,226 with images

  • 5,097 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,674 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,513 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 9,579 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 170 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 10,136 texts connected with the magic lantern

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DISCLAIMER: A small proportion of records in the Lucerna database contain words or images that may be racially or otherwise offensive. They are included here as historical reproductions from a different period with different standards, and do not indicate any support or approval of such attitudes by Lucerna or any associated institutions.

Lantern reading: Loved unto death
Lantern reading: Loved unto death

Slide showing scenic view in Australia
Slide showing scenic view in Australia