Lot 132: Magic Lantern Glass Slides - War, Fire, Disaster

Magic Lanterns Slides - War, Fire, Disaster- Approx. 515 slides. The overall subject matter is varied but revolves around historical images of war, fire and general disaster. Included are images from WWII, the historic fire in Lynn MA, blizzards, car crashes, etc. Black and white with some handcoloring double pane glass slides with paper edging, measure approx. 3 1/4" x 4". In mostly good condition with signs of age and wear, some slides have lost paper edging and are separated or cracked. Many apparently from the studio of Alton Blackington, a Boston newspaper photographer, notable for his coverage of fires, Charles Lindberg, and President Calving Coolidge.

Estimate: $200 - $300

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