grandfather Robert Edgerton Carels worked for a company in Philadelphia PA that supplied oxygen for theater lighting.
He acquired a number of the glass slides used in the Magic Lantern shows
that were popular before motion pictures came on the scene.
All the slides are thumbnails and a click will get a larger image.
I received this Email the other day.
I just wanted to say that, as a history teacher, I have been using your
page with information on magic lanterns for my classes. It's been very
helpful; thank you for making it!
Here's another good page one of my students found that you might want to
include: "Online University of Photography ~ Photographic Collections" -
It has tons of resources for photographic collections such as lantern
slides and stereo views. I thought your visitors might find it beneficial
as well. (Plus, I would love to show my student that the page she found
is incorporated on your website...makes her feel special, haha!) Hope I
Ms. Sarah Hanson
I was surprised and happy
that these pages were getting used and were of some help.