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The Lucerna database currently contains records for:

  • 9,098 slide sets comprising over 265,100 slides...

  • ... of which 122,345 individual slides have been listed – including 26,549 with images

  • 5,070 people connected with the magic lantern

  • 1,656 organisations (companies, institutions and other groups) connected with the magic lantern

  • 6,451 lantern-related events (shows, exhibitions, historical events etc.)

  • 9,478 locations (cities and towns, villages, individual addresses)

  • 161 items of lantern hardware and other artefacts

  • private and public collections of magic lantern material

  • 10,129 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 man standing on another man's head
Slide showing man standing on another man's head

Slide showing scenic view in Ireland
Slide showing scenic view in Ireland