Prepare to be amazed! The March 1st PHSNE meeting features a mesmerizing Magic Lantern show with a potpourri of lantern images and projection techniques presented by professional Lanternist and historian Dick Moore. He will demonstrate and describe the impact of the Magic Lantern and its role in shaping our visual culture in countless ways. Don’t miss it!
The technique of projection predates the invention of photography by nearly 200 years, and lantern shows have been used to mystify, entertain, and influence audiences for centuries. They also had a significant role in various forms of public persuasion such as temperance, suffrage, religion, and political propaganda.
Early slides were individually hand-drawn, etched onto glass and then skillfully hand-painted, some created by famous illustrators of their time, such as Cruickshank, Tennille, and Dore. With the advent of photography, photographic images were turned into lantern slides, leading to filmstrips, the ubiquitous overhead projector, family slide and movie shows, and ultimately … PowerPoint!
Moore is past President of the Magic Lantern Society of the United States and Canada and a member of the International Panorama Council, Circus Historical Society, US Circus Fans Association, and U.K. Circus Fans Association.
The PHSNE Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 AM; the program begins at 1:30 PM, and is free and open to the public.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Women’s Club Workshop
72 Columbus St.
Newton Highlands, MA
How to find us: Green Line D branch to Newton Highlands, cross Walnut, walk one block down Lincoln, turn right on Columbus St. #72 is the first building on the right. On-street parking available on Sundays. PHSNE meetings are free and open to the public.