These vintage, original hand-colored “Magic Lantern” slides depict three early fans holding pennants from Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Yale. Undated but circa 1900s.
They were produced by Scott and Van Altena, 59 Pearl Street, NYC and measures 3 1/4 inches x 4 inches with vibrant colors.
A magic lantern is an early type of image projector originally developed in the seventeenth century. It works by placing a concave mirror in front of a light source which projects through a slide with an image scanned onto it.
The inverse of this slide shows the fan in reverse holding the flags.
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