Celebrate Archives Month Philly at the Wagner Free Institute of Science as we showcase glass lantern slides from the special collections of Bryn Mawr College, the Franklin Institute, the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Frankford, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science during the 6th annual Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon.
Predating the motion picture, lantern slides were used for entertainment and to illustrate educational programs. The Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon will be held in the Wagner’s Victorian-era lecture hall using an historic lantern projector.
In the spirit of lantern exhibition culture, this salon will bring together unique and rarely-seen images presented in the context for which they were originally created. Sit back and enjoy as we explore the world of mining for minerals; ride the rails of the Frankford El; feast your eyes on souvenir photos from Yokohama, Japan and the work of the Lantern and Lens Gild of Women Photographers; beware the evils of alcohol as we hear the tale of the 'Gin Shop'; and so much more!
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Images: Left: From the T. Enami photo house in Yokohama, Japan. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Right: Outcrop / A Copper Vein, San Francisco [Hill, Dominican Republic]. c.1905. By F. Lynwood Garrison. Franklin Institute