ANTIQUE Magic Lantern Slide VARIOUS FOSSILS NO22 C1872 ILLUSTRATION JAMES HOW For Sale
ANTIQUE Magic Lantern Slide VARIOUS FOSSILS NO22 C1872 ILLUSTRATION JAMES HOW:
ANTIQUE Magic Lantern Slide VARIOUS FOSSILS NO22 C1872 ILLUSTRATION JAMES HOW
The slide is approximately 8.2cm X 8.2cm or in inches 3.23\" X 3.23\"
An interesting early illustration bearing the label “JamesHow Foster Lane London “ . A rare example of the Victorians growing interest infossils and dinosaurs, predating the opening of the Natural History Museum,London in 1881
James How, made and sold a variety of optical instrumentsand supplies, including microscopes and slides from his shop in Foster laneLondon between 1863 to his death in 1872. Prior to that the shop was owned byGeorge Knight, James how is believed to have worked for Knight since around1843.
Although microscope slides sold by How have not beenidentified, photographs in magic lantern slides are known. James How produced alarge series of photomicrographs (small objects enlarged by photography througha microscope) taken by Richard Maddox. The 1867 Catalogue of the EducationalDivision of the South Kensington Museum described a “Series of EnlargedPhotographs of Microscopic Objects; the Negatives by Dr. Maddox, printed by J.How.
How displayed his products at the 1867 Paris UniversalExhibition. According to the catalogue, these included “photographs”, a“photography tent” (portable dark room) and a “field box” (probably a portable,light-tight box that one could reach inside to manipulate photographic plates,protected from daylight).
Please be aware that as the slide can be photographed both sides the image may be reversed in error
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