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Lantern Slides Collection

We have around 60,000 lantern slides dating from around 1890 to 1940 by both commercial and amateur photographers. They were formerly issued as loan items to illustrate public lectures and school classes, with subjects ranging from art and architecture to topography, travel, industry and history, also many Birmingham views.

E-mail archives.heritage@birmingham.gov.uk

Library of Birmingham Archives, Heritage and Photography