Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Master Mystery Episode One lantern slide

An original glass slide for Houdini's The Master Mystery Episode One sold at Heritage Auctions last weekend for $1,015.75 (including buyer's premium). A terrific image that I've not seen before.

During the days of silent cinema, glass "lantern slides" were used to announce coming attractions and advertise products while film reels were being changed on the projector. For more on the history of lantern slides, check out the excellent Silent Cinema Society.



  1. That’s one nice piece of glass.
    Joe M. Notaro

  2. Slides were used for advertising as recent as 6 years ago. With digital projection, it may have changed.


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