Lantern slide projector made by J.H. McAllister, New York.
YPM catalog no. 1.291
Industrial Revolution brought rapid urban development and technological
innovation to Western economies. During the 19th century trains began
to crisscross the continents and steamships circled the globe.
Victorian society was now moving farther and faster than ever before.
Modes of entertainment also changed to reflect the new speed of
Although the development of photography in the early 1800s allowed images to be captured faster than an artist could paint, photographs lacked not only color, but also motion. Techniques and materials soon became available to provide both.