Culture & Entertainment
Magic Lantern Shows
In the 1890s and through to the early part of the 20th century, before being supplanted by film, magic lantern shows were exceptionally popular - even performing to schools. They were often accompanied by spoken narration (from a script provided by the manufacturer), and/or music. Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery has a collection of magic lantern slides and these have been used to create some slide shows. Click on an image below to view the show, which will open on a separate page. Please note that due to the size of the images, they will take a little while to load.
It should also be noted that these are historical documents and do not reflect Council policies.
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