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1961

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Print, Optical Toy: "The Magic Lantern" (Spooner's Protean Views, no. 5)

This is a Print. It was published by William Spooner. It is dated ca. 1838 and we acquired it in 1961. Its medium is lithograph, brush and watercolor on paper, mounted. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Hamill & Barker. It is credited Gift of Hamill and Barker.

Its dimensions are

28.2 × 22.6 cm (11 1/8 × 8 7/8 in.)

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Print, Optical Toy: "The Magic Lantern" (Spooner's Protean Views, no. 5); Published by William Spooner (England, active 1830 – 1854); lithograph, brush and watercolor on paper, mounted; 28.2 × 22.6 cm (11 1/8 × 8 7/8 in.); Gift of Hamill and Barker; 1961-105-10

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