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The Magic Lantern

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Saturday, February 23
Doors open at 2:00pm, 2:30pm show


Adult $22 | Member Adult $18 | Child Ages 5-18 $15 | Member Child $11
Not Recommended for Children Under the Age of 5


As early as the 17th century, the magic lantern was used to project hand-painted slides in glowing, luminous color for awestruck audiences. The Magic Lantern at Boscobel will include demonstrations by filmmaker, author, and magic lanternist Joel Schlemowitz of the 18th-century Phantasmagoria, a show which used the magic lantern to create images of ghosts and spirits. This will be followed by projections of some of Mr. Schlemowitz’ collection of 19th-century magic lantern slides, including animated slip-slides, gearwork moving images, and dissolving views.

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