Lot of 18 Prohibition Glass Slides Magic Lantern NR

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 11,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

What an interesting lot this is! Eighteen slides promoting the temperance movement that was so prevalent during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 1930s. T are some really neat graphics in this lot-photographs of the Federal agents burning the wicked stills and alcohol and drugs they had confiscated, and drawings showing the dangers of drinking, or even (for the ladies) the dangers of "improperly distributed" clothing!

Most of the slides are text, but even they are interesting-most of them Bible verses, some with very nice hand painted borders. Four of the slides have cracks in the glass, but are still very easy to view (see photos). Almost all of the slides are numbered, and some of them are marked "Albert F. Prieger, Tampa, FL, U.S.A." Perhaps these were all part of a slide show that Mr. Prieger presented to his audiences at churches or revival meetings.

My husband has had these glass slides for years, and thought he might incorporate them into a stained glass piece, but we just do not have the time. They are all 3 1/4" by 4", which I believe is the standard size for the "Magic Lantern", the slide projector of the early 20th century.

I am sure a collector would really enjoy these vintage images- a fascinating view of an historic era!

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