To Catch a Sunbeam : Victorian Reality Through the Magic Lantern

By: Household, G. A.

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth with silver titles to spine. Slight rubbing to spine ends else fine. Dust Jacket Condition: small amount of shelf wear. Not price clipped. 143pp. The Magic Lantern slide shows were a popular form of entertainment in the halls during the late nineteenth century. Usually the image projected by the magic lantern illustrated a song, joke or story, but Sentiment was what the customers wanted. The popular writers used the Victorians love of Sentiment to bring home to the audience in the halls the appaling slum conditions in which the poor were living in every large area of Britain. This book is complied from the lantern slide shows produced by the Victorian Charities and temperance societies to illustrate such social evils as alcohol, gambling and the neglect of children.

Title: To Catch a Sunbeam : Victorian Reality Through the Magic Lantern

Author Name: Household, G. A.

Categories: History, Photography, Social,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1979

ISBN Number: 0718118618

ISBN Number 13: 9780718118617

Binding: Cloth Bound Boards

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 11951

Keywords: HISTORY SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY