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[World War I Magic Lantern Slides]

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[World War I Magic Lantern Slides]

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Four lantern slide views of World War I interest highlighted by an imposing and uncommon profile view of a British soldier in a period gas mask. Dated prior to United States involvement in the War, these were likely used for news or propaganda reports. The slides, advertised by the Victor firm as "Featherweight" are notably thinner than most lantern slides of the era, and as a result more fragile and uncommon than those of competing makers. The gas mask image served as the cover photo for a December 11, 1915 issue of THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, which contained one of the earliest reports, with accompanying photography, of the War's horrific poison gas attacks.  

[Photography] : [World War I]. [4 - WWI Magic Lantern Slides]. Davenport, Iowa: Victor Animatograph Company, 1915. Four glass lantern slides. Each framed by printed paper borders. Lines of wear to image areas, likely from improper storage. Overall about good. 

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Four lantern slide views of World War I interest highlighted by an imposing and uncommon profile view of a British soldier in a period gas mask. Dated prior to United States involvement in the War, these were likely used for news or propaganda reports. The slides, advertised by the Victor firm as "Featherweight" are notably thinner than most lantern slides of the era, and as a result more fragile and uncommon than those of competing makers. The gas mask image served as the cover photo for a December 11, 1915 issue of THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, which contained one of the earliest reports, with accompanying photography, of the War's horrific poison gas attacks.  

[Photography] : [World War I]. [4 - WWI Magic Lantern Slides]. Davenport, Iowa: Victor Animatograph Company, 1915. Four glass lantern slides. Each framed by printed paper borders. Lines of wear to image areas, likely from improper storage. Overall about good.