1866 McAllister Magic Lantern Catalog Civil War NY

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
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  • Sold Date: Aug 12,2007
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Catalogue of Stereopticons, Dissolving View Apparatus, Magic Lanterns, and List of over 2000 Carefully Selected Views for the Illustration of Subjects of Popular Interest. For Sale by T. H. McAllister,.... Optician, 49 Nassau Street,... New York. ... 1866. Original illustrated brown paper printed wrappers. 9 by 5 7/8 inches. 34 pages plus wrappers plus price list at front. Several small chips to covers. No ownership or other markings.

The Civil War section has approximately five pages, broken down into five sections. A. The prominent events, Battles, Skirmishes, etc. B. Incidents of Camp Life and Soldier Life. C. Views of Places of Interest in Connection with the Rebellion. D. Pictures of an Allegorical, Emblematical and Comical character. E. Portraits of Prominent Officers. The slides are not numbered, and Section A, the largest, is arranged by date. As with most of the listings in this catalog, each section ends with Etc., Etc., Etc ., implying these lists are not complete. I have included a photo of one of the Civil War pages. It is the third one from the top in the right hand column. These photos are enlargeable and can be read, at least on my monitor.

is a list of the other catalog headings. Oxy-Hydrogen Stereopticon. Oxy-Calcium Stereopticon. (Single and double lanterns). Management of the Oxy-Calcium Apparatus. Dissolving View Apparatus with Coal Oil Lamp. Single Magic Lantern, with Coal Olil Lamp. General Directions. Photographic Sliders. Views of the American Civil War. Portraits of Celebrated Persons. Important Events in American History. United States Exploring Expedition (No titles). Arctic Explorations (No titles). The Chinese Empire Illustrated (No titles). Illustrations of Bible History. Views in the Holy Land. The Ten Commandments. The Lord's Prayer. The Ill-Fated Ship. Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Christiana and Her Daughters. The Bottle. The Drunkard's Career and End. The Gambler's Career and End. Scenes Illustrating Cooper's Novels. Selections from Prominent Pictures (Art). Microscopic Objects Enlarged from Nature. Dissolving Views. Chromatropes, or Artificial Fire-Works. Slides with Revolving Motion. Dissolving Chromatropes. Stereoscopic Views of World-Renowned Places of Interest, Foreign and American (Perhaps from half of a stereoview negative). Slides with Lever Motion to the Figures. Double Lever Slides, or with Two Motions. Moving Dioramic Slides. Statuary. Movable Astonomical Diagrams. Select Scripture Subjects. The Drunkard's Progress. The Frolic. Nursery Tales. Materials, Etc.

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