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Booklet - Magic Lantern Readings, J.W. Grover, 'The Six Days of Creation', E.G. Wood, 1861-1898 Image Reg. No: ST 042237

Summary:
Magic lantern readings in the form of a booklet, featuring 'The Six Days of Creation' for use during a magic lantern presentation.

During a presentation, the lecture was read whilst projecting the corresponding slide. Lecture highlighting the known geology and fossil record of the time, tying it into the Biblical Creation story to show 'His fingers in His majestic works.' Originally a set of sixty magic lantern slides accompanied the booklet.

This booklet is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Description:
Paper booklet of twenty-seven pages, with faded blue paper cover.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 208 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: fossils, geology, lantern slides, magic lanterns, pre-cinema moving images, religions
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Magic Lantern Shows
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: On title page, within decorative edging:

POPULAR LECTURES/FOR THE/MAGIC LANTERN./THE SIX DAYS OF CREATION/BY/J.W. GROVER, C.E. & F.S.A.
PUBLISHED BY/E.G. WOOD,/OPTICIAN,/74,CHEAPSIDE/LONDON.
Publisher: E Wood - E.G. Wood, Optician, London, England, Great Britain, 1861-1898
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990

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dave cooper Posted on 24 Aug 2011 9:50 AM
i have a barometer which has the name e g wood optician 74 cheapside london written on the front face set in oak(?) setting.i am amazed to see he published this booklet.

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