London, South Kensington
16 March 1995
Five 5 x 5 inch wood-mounted hand-painted polytechnic slides
one stamped C. W. Collins, Polytechnic, London (5)
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John Barnes, 'A List of Magic Lantern Manufacturers and Dealers active in England...' in Dennis Compton et.al. (1990), Magic Images, London: Magic Lantern Society.
Barnes indicates that Collins was working from c.1843-1853 and made the six lanterns which were used at the Polytechnic Institution. A series of Arctic exploration slides with a similar stamp are in the Barnes collection.
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