Our display of pre-cinema optical devices will be on view in the second floor cases of Rare Books and Special Collections in Firestone Library for two more months. Included is this nineteenth-century French toy magic lantern projector with hand-colored slides. RBSC galleries are open to the public weekdays 8:30-4:30 and weekends 12:00-5:00.
If you are interested in these devices, you should consider attending the International Magic Lantern Society conference in Washington D.C. July 10-13, 2008. Many of the performances are free and open to the public. The entire series of scholarly lectures can be attended for only $10. For more information, see