Phantasmagoria – fantastic images!

The development of photography during the nineteenth century enabled images to be captured permanently and displayed either as prints or as slides projected onto a screen using a ‘magic lantern.’ Scotland played a major part in this story through the work of scientists such as James Clerk Maxwell and David Brewster, while photographers such as Hill & Adamson and George Washington Wilson brought the images to a wider public.

Tom & Winnie Stevenson will outline the history of photography and will present a Victorian Travelogue of historic images using a Magic Lantern to display original slides of both local and international scenes.

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Author: Juliet Ridgway-Tait

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