RT Generic DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 84875548 LA English T1 Lantern slide collection A1 Dodd, George C., Lawrence, Richard Hoe., Simpson, Charles., Stonebridge, George E., Van Altena, Edward., American Slide Interchange., Camera Club of New York., Charles Beseler Co., Society of Amateur Photographers of New York., T.H. McAllister-Keller Co., YR 1860 AB The collection consists of 4,869 lantern slide photographs, most are 3 1/4 x 4 in. and were manufactured between 1860 and 1942. Many slides were connected with lecture presentations about New York and early American life sponsored by the New-York Historical Society. Some are also original photographs of views of Manhattan neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, and Harlem as well as the borough of the Bronx. Images include bridges, rivers, transportation, churches, clubs, commercial and public buildings, monuments, parks, residences, schools, streets and theaters. Other interesting parts of the collection include a series on circus advertisements, several groups of cartoons and caricatures, and World War I American training camp slides. Some slides are copies of drawings that date back as far as the mid-17th century. Also in the collection are groups of slides manufactured outside the United States, including Germany, France, and Italy; most are tourist views. The Songs and Announcements sections of the collection contains slides used in theaters. The song slides were used to illustrate accompanying music and cover such genres as religious, popular, and patriotic music. The announcement slides provided reminders to viewers, such as removing their hats, or the slides advertised local businesses. York, and the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York also account for a large portion of the collection.