Pillars in the Nave, Gloucester Cathedral, England, Magic Lantern Glass Slide
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The actual slide is usually more "in focus" than the photos. I take the pictures from the LABEL side of the slide, which is often the BACK side. Photos of artworks are always reproductions of the artwork, but the slide itself is an "original" slide.
Size Type/Largest Dimension:
Small (Up to 7")
Dealer or Reseller
Region of Origin:
Country/Region of Manufacture:
Date of Creation:
4" X 3 1/4"
Magic Lantern Slide
Artist or Photographer:
Historic & Vintage
Black & White
USPS First Class
Additional Product InformationIf you have never purchased a slide from me, please take a minute to read. Thanks!Size: 3 1/4" X 4" (3.25 inches X 4 inches). Metric: 8.25 cm by 10.16 cm. (outside dimensions).
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If you are buying more than about 20 slides, wait for an invoice to take advantage of the rates for flat-rate boxes.Customs fees are NOT included in the price and are the responsibility of the buyer. .
SLIDE CONDITION:Please review the seller's notes/ above for specific notes on the slide condition.
Please zoom in and examine all pictures carefully. I do not usually list defects clearly shown in the pictures. I do not list problems which are typical for slides this old. .
The glass may be dusty, dirty, sticky, or have smudge marks (I do not clean before selling). The glass may have minor scratches, surface abrasions or small nicks on the edges or corners.. .
I make a special note of any cracks I find (unless they are behind the tape and I don't know they are there).Small specks, scratches or other imperfections may be present in the image. There can be browning, yellowing, or fading of the image, particularly where the image meets the paper mat. In some cases, there can be oxidation, heat damage, crackling of the image, or other deterioration. I try to make a note when there is unusual damage (such as bleeding of the image, etc.) but please examine pictures carefully in case I missed something.
Most slides have a paper mat between the sheets of glass. There may be age-related shrinkage tears, fading, wrinkling, oxidation residue, or other damage to the mat.
The tape may be loose, ripped, torn, damaged, brittle, or partially missing. The tape can sometimes be so brittle (or the glue on the tape so old) than ANY handling will cause some of the tape to come off. In other words, some of the tape visible in the pictures may not be there by the time the slide arrives at your door. I generally don't sell slides which are completely "falling apart" but if I did, I would document it. The tape may have been replaced or repaired over the years, sometimes with tape which is NOT appropriate for a glass slide. In some cases, new tape may not stand up to the heat of old projectors. .
In some cases, US-sized slides (4" X 3 1/4") were British-sized slides (3 1/4" X 3 1/4") and have been converted to the larger size (Usually by adding a larger cover glass and putting filler glass or cardboard on the edges of the original image glass). The conversion was often done by the company who originally sold the slides and is often done so well (it is almost always hidden by the binding tape) that I don't notice it. If I do notice it, I will add the note "converted slide" to the condition description.
If there is a date/year in the title of this listing, (such as artwork) pictured in the slide, it may not be the date the slide was actually created.
Please review all of the pictures and zoom in to get the full titles of the slide. I might add information to the title which is NOT on the label, and such information is MY BEST GUESS. Labels on slides are occasionally wrong, so please do your own verification. There may be writing, scribbles, or other marks on labels. Labels may be torn, faded, starting to come off, or even missing. In some cases there may be a label on the back side which is not shown. .
The item details I use are just to help people find the slide and may be wrong. .
For slides framed in stapled cardboard (typically movie slides), there can be rust on the staples, deteriorating cardboard, marks on the cardboard, etc. For slides framed in pressed cardboard, the cardboard can sometimes be separating or deteriorating.
Photos of artworks are always reproductions of the artwork, but the slide itself is an "original" slide. The slide may have been manufactured years AFTER the original artwork.
The color or shading in the pictures will NOT be perfect. Labels often appear to be more yellow or darker than they actually are. There can be wavy lines or grid patterns in the pictures that are NOT in the actual image.
The actual slide is usually more "in focus" than the photos. The cover glass sometimes shows reflections that are NOT in the actual slide (usually a reflection of my hand, the camera, or my t-shirt). I take the pictures from the LABEL side of the slide, which is often the BACK side. This means the photos in the listing MIGHT be a mirror image. .