Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon

Wednesday, October 8. 2014

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 showcase glass lantern slides from the special collections of six Philadelphia institutions during the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon.

Predating the motion picture, lantern slides were used for entertainment, to document, and to illustrate educational programs and courses. The salon will be held in the Wagner's Victorian-era lecture hall using an original 1914 lantern slide projector.

This salon will bring together some unique and rarely-seen images that depict a vast range of subjects. See views of the creation of Independence National Park and the Philadelphia Museum of Art's first home in Memorial Hall; catch glimpses into beautiful area estate gardens and life in the Frankford section of Philadlephia; find out what a nurse's life was like in the early 20th century; and travel to Svalbard, a small land mass in the North Sea, to rescue the commander and crew of the crashed airship Italia.

This program is part of Archives Month Philly.

Image credits, clockwise from top left:

“Iris Bowl” garden on the Lloyd estate, Haverford, PA circa 1930,  McLean Library Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Stained Glass Study Gallery in Memorial Hall, ca. 1920s, Lantern Slide Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives.

Svalbard, 1928, Amandus Johnson Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Bishop White House, 309 Walnut Street, 1946. NPS Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Svalbard, 1928, Amandus Johnson Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

 

The Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

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