1930’S ADVERTISING B/W GLASS CINEMA SLIDE W L BOYLE TAILOR NORTH ADELAIDE L34***
We offer for your consideration an original 1930’s balckandwhiteplate glass cinema slide advertising W L Boyle, tailors and dry cleaners. 25 O’Connell Street,North Adelaide, South Australia. This isSouth Australian cinema advertising of goodquality
A lantern slide is a positive not a negative which means that very good quality prints can be made from them. Theshowing oflantern slidespreceded movies and by the mid 19th century it was a very popular form ofentertainment. People would travel around the country having lantern slide evenings in local halls. The slides covered many subjects. There was considerable interest in slides such as this one that told about different peoples and different countries. Missionary groups used them to tell people about the work of missionaries in faraway lands. The showing wasactually called a Magic Lantern Slide Evening given that the phenomenon was sounusual. The lanternitself was gaspowered to give the light required for projection. It is an image creating technique now long gone.
The slide is 8.2 cms in width x 8.2 cms in height.