Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
at the Wagner Free Institute of Science
Please register here for this free event.
Celebrate Archives Month at the Wagner Free Institute of Science as we highlight the historic lantern slide collections of some of the region’s most significant cultural and educational institutions during our first-ever lantern slide salon.
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Independence Seaport Museum
Morris Arboretum Archives
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Temple University Special Collections and Research Center
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Wagner Free Institute of Science
Predating the motion picture, lantern slides were used for entertainment and to illustrate educational programs and courses. This salon will bring together some unique and rarely-seen images that depict a vast range of subjects: from the local—early engineering feats and turn-of-the century views of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods—to the international—early 20th Century Japanese life, 1930s peace demonstrations in Berlin, the Jewish immigrant experience and more.
The salon will be held in the Wagner’s unchanged Victorian lecture hall using an original lantern slide projector. Join us for a rare treat as we revive an old technology in order to see globally significant lantern slide collections drawn from the libraries and archives of Philadelphia's most distinguished institutions.
This program is part of Archives Month Philly.
and part of the Global Philadelphia™ Exposition.
Image credits, clockwise from top left:
Gainor Rd. east of 54th St.- Temple University Special Collections and Research Center
Pennsylvania Ave. Subway, Roller on Bit Concrete, Broad St. Bridge- Wagner Free Institute
Cedar Grove country estate in Harrowgate, Frankford- Morris Arboretum Archives
Dayak from Borneo, 1896-97-University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Japanese travel lantern slide, Swarthmore Peace Collection
The Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121