1866 McAllister Magic Lantern Catalog Civil War NY

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.
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