2020 Virtual Lantern Slide Salon

From the Wagner Free Institute

Lantern slide photograph of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Under Construction, Wagner Free Institute of Science.

On Thursday, join the Wagner and three other special collections libraries for the 2020 Virtual Lantern Slide Salon. Part of Archives Month Philly, the Lantern Slide Salon is a yearly exhibition and celebration of glass lantern slides from special collections around the Philadelphia area.

This year, view digitized glass lantern slides from the collections of:

Tour beautiful Philadelphia gardens such as Laverock Hill (shown above) and learn about garden photography; see parades, flying horses, and windmills with the Doering family in turn-of-the-century Philadelphia; explore European cities in the 1930s through the lens of Devere Allen, a journalist, publisher, pacifist, and prominent Socialist Party member; and learn about civil engineering through the Wagner’s images of late 19th to early 20th century bridges and tunnels.

A hand-colored lantern slide image of Laverock Hill. Garden Club of Philadelphia Members’ Garden Lantern Slide Collection, 1900-1940. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Follow this link for free registration: