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[Magic lantern lecture] (lantern lecture, Rochester, Kent, England, 1 January 1883)

Type of event
lantern lecture
Full title
Magic lantern lecture
1 January 1883
People linked to event

EDWARDS, J.  (fl. 1880s) – lantern operator

BELSEY, F.F.  (fl. 1880s) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event
‘Meetings Reported From Bands of Hope’ in Quarterly Manual and Band of Hope Reporter

“Vines Sunday School Band of Hope, Rochester - In connection with the above an interesting lecture was delivered by F. F. Belsey, Esq. In the Vines Lecture-room, on February 1st. The subject was 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and was illustrated by dissolving views by the aid of the oxy-hydrogen lime light, exhibited by Mr. J. Edwards, R. A. of Plumsetad. There was a crowded audience, including many of the Band of Hope children. The touching incidents in the life of 'Uncle Tom' were vividly portrayed, and many of the audience were visibly affected. The views were very clear and brilliant, and were appreciated. At the conclusion of the lecture, views of the Niagara falls, &c. were shown; statuary and comic pictures were also thrown upon the screen, the latter especially delighting the juveniles.”

Lucerna ID 7001309

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 February 2011

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