Magic Lantern and the Ivy League

These vintage, original hand-colored “Magic Lantern” slides depict three early fans holding pennants from Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Yale. Undated but circa 1900s.

magic lantern 1

They were produced by Scott and Van Altena, 59 Pearl Street, NYC and measures 3 1/4 inches x 4 inches with vibrant colors.

magic lantern 2

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.

magic lantern 3

The inverse of this slide shows the fan in reverse holding the flags.

magic lantern 4

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