Pictures in the Parlour

Charles J Sharp [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Newport Pagnell Historical Society

Tuesday, 21st January 2020 at 7.30 pm
Newport Pagnell United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell MK16 8AB

Kevin Varty, a member of the Magic Lantern Society, will take us through the history of magic lanterns, which were invented in the 1650s, some two hundred years before photography.

The talk covers developments in the lanterns from their heyday in the 1870s up to their demise in the 1950s. It ends with a recreation of a Magic Lantern Show giving an insight to family entertainment in the Victorian era.

Newport Pagnell Historical Society programme