Lantern Slide

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Lantern Slide

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Lantern slide, moveable. No maker's name. Gift of Colgate University, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

This slide is wood, with a glass "Sun" inset. A sliding glass plate (missing) with painted silhouetts of the Moon and Venus was used to reproduce solar eclipses and the transit of Venus. In the 1848 catalog of American instrument dealer Benjamin Pike, a set of eleven astronomical slides, including this one, was offered for $20.

Catalog no. 328,126.29 Physical Sciences Collection, Smithsonian Institution

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Object contributed by National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Object 7 of 25 objects associated with "1882".

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