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Person: SMITH, Mike

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collector of lantern material, author, officer of Magic Lantern Society
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Articles (12)

Mike Smith, ‘The art of shadows’ in Magic Lantern 36 (September 2023)

Mike Smith, ‘The atmospheric optic marvel’ in NMLJ 6.3 (January 1992)

Mike Smith, ‘A Covid find’ in Magic Lantern 25 (December 2020)

Tony Dugdale, Roger Orme and Mike Smith, ‘The first 10 years of the Magic Lantern Society of Great Britain’ in The ten year book (1986)

Mike Smith, ‘A mystery piece’ in Magic Lantern 31 (June 2022)

Mike Smith, ‘A new discovery: French magic lantern and stand, circa 1790-1800’ in Magic Lantern 33 (December 2022)

Mike Smith, ‘On the fringe of pre-cinema collectables’ in NMLJ 8.3 (December 1998)

Mike Smith, ‘On the trail of the Noakesoscope’ in NMLJ 10.6 (Autumn 2010)

Mike Smith, ‘The Optic Wonder’ in NMLJ 10.5 (Autumn 2009)

Mike Smith, ‘The origin of magic lantern stories: a delve into the background of temperance material’ in NMLJ 2.3 (January 1983)

Mike Smith, ‘Pamphengos pair’ in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980)

Tony Lidington, Mike Smith and Lester Smith, ‘Peepshows: new perspectives, moves and media’ in Magic Lantern 8 (September 2016)

Books (4)

Mike Smith (editor), The road to the Isles: the Hebrides in lantern slides (Loanhead, Midlothian: MacDonald, 1983)

Mike Smith, Show people sculpted: a catalogue of 18th and 19th century figurines depicting magic lantern and peepshow performers (privately published, 2017)

Mike Smith, David Henry and Dennis Crompton (editors), The ten year book (London: Magic Lantern Society, 1986)

G.A. Household and Mike Smith (editors), To catch a sunbeam: Victorian reality through the magic lantern (London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1979)

Obituaries (2)

Mary Ann Auckland, Ruth Hecht and Mike Smith, ‘Obituary: Ann Hecht (1929-2021)’ in Magic Lantern 27 (June 2021)

Mike Smith, ‘Obituary: Ralph Shape’ in Magic Lantern 4 (September 2015)

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