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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,699 slide sets comprising over 277,400 slides...

  • ... of which 134,936 individual slides have been listed – including 33,800 with images

  • 5,191 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,684 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,531 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 10,047 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 174 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

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  • 10,224 texts connected with the magic lantern

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Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (2001)
Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (2001)

Slide showing Oxford Street, London
Slide showing Oxford Street, London