Early 20th Century Vintage Magic Lantern Slides Of Lahore

Qasim Khan Lahore

Magic lantern is an early type of image projector employing pictures on sheets of glass. 

The lantern slide has its origins in 17th century optical viewing devices which came to be known as “magic lanterns.” The earliest slides for magic lanterns consisted of hand-painted images on glass, projected by itinerant showmen telling stories about the images that were projected.

Lahore was prominently highlighted through these Lantern Slides in late 19th and earlier 20th century.