This comminty of galleries features glass "magic" lantern slides covering a wide range of topics, countries... The slides are a legacy collection handed down from our predecessor, the Brockport Normal School. They are the older format of slides that predated 35mm slides, and were in common use in the early part of the 20th century. Displayed on this page is the wooden cabinet housing the slides, and our 1920s Bausch & Lomb "Balopticon" projector!

Syracuse iSchool MLIS candidate Andrea Leasure in an internship at the Rose Archives and Drake Library did much of the scanning and uploading of these historic images.

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Browse the Magic Lantern Slides of Brockport Normal School Collections:

Lantern Slides of Africa

Lantern Slides of Bulgaria

Lantern Slides of Central America

Lantern Slides of China

Lantern Slides of France

Lantern Slides of Germany

Lantern Slides of Greece

Lantern Slides of India

Lantern Slides of Ireland

Lantern Slides of Italy

Lantern Slides of Japan

Lantern Slides of Mexico

Lantern Slides of New York Birds

Lantern Slides of New Zealand

Lantern Slides of Scandanavia

Lantern Slides of Spain

Lantern Slides of Switzerland

Lantern Slides of Syria

Lantern Slides of the East Indies (Java, Sumatra...)

Lantern Slides of the Netherlands

Lantern Slides of Turkey

Lantern Slides of Yugoslavia