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Lime-light entertainment (lantern entertainment, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 12 December 1890)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Lime-light entertainment
12 December 1890
Slide sets shown at this event

The house that Jack built (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

In the signal box (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

The lifeboat (generic set title – 5 different versions are known)

The mad umbrella (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

The road to Heaven (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

Sambo's five senses (comic: York & Son, 5 slides, in/before 1887)

People linked to event

CALDER, Robert  (fl. 1890s) – lantern operator

Aberdeen Weekly Journal (15 December 1890), p. 7

Mr Robert Calder, Aberdeen, gave a most interesting and enjoyable entertainment in the Public Hall on Friday evening, when, with the aid of the oxy-hydrogen lime-light he showed a splendidly arranged programme of views, 12 feet square, representing scenes from 'The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots,' 'The Lifeboat,' 'The Signal Box,' 'The Collierʻs Dying Child,' and 'The Road to Heaven,' the humorous element being well sustained by the 'Mad Umbrella,' 'The House that Jack Built,' 'Sambo’s Five Senses,' etc., while the eccentricities of the magic lantern were given effect to by numerous dissolving and comic sets.

Lucerna ID 7006243

Record created by Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 16 December 2016

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