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Glass slides

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Col. Hogan, Sep 14, 2000.

  1. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    When did they stop making glass slides? I recently obtained several and would be interested in knowing approximately how old they are. They are copyrighted images, but there is no year on them. I believe they may be from the 1930's based on the clothing worn in one of the slides, but I really don't know.
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I can't actually answer this question fully, but I know that 6x6 glass slides were certainly used for theatrical and cinema advertising until the 60s or maybe early 70s, by which time they were replaced by 35mm. These were generally photographic reproductions of artwork, so probably not what you are talking about, but at least show that the process was possible until relatively recently. The oldest such slides I have seen date from the 20s, but I know that they were in use with magic lanterns in theatres from at latest the early 1890s.

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