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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,005 slide sets comprising over 263,900 slides...

  • ... of which 120,823 individual slides have been listed – including 24,501 with images

  • 5,017 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,647 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,407 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 9,353 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 145 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 10,040 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.

Slide showing Melbourne Docks, Australia
Slide showing Melbourne Docks, Australia

Slide showing hippopotamus
Slide showing hippopotamus