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Person: SMITH, Lester

Biographical summary of this person
Name
Lester SMITH
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
collector of magic lantern material; author of articles on lantern and slide use
Main period of activity
1970s-2010s
Texts linked to this person
Articles (31)

Lester Smith, ‘3½-inch square photographic slides’ in Magic Lantern 19 (June 2019)

Lester Smith, ‘Baron von Grump and Dr Snoozum’ in Magic Lantern 24 (September 2020)

Lester Smith, ‘Benjamin John Malden: a prominent lecturer of the Royal Polytechnic’ in NMLJ 11.9 (June 2014)

Lester Smith, ‘Carpenter and Westley lantern from 1850’ in Magic Lantern 26 (March 2021)

Lester Smith, ‘Cynicus slides’ in NMLJ 11.2 (September 2012)

Lester Smith, ‘The Daily Graphic’ in Magic Lantern 17 (December 2018)

Lester Smith, ‘English Twelfth Cake’ in Magic Lantern 25 (December 2020)

Lester Smith, ‘Entertainment and amusement, education and instruction: lectures at the Royal Polytechnic Institution’ in Realms of light (2005)

Lester Smith, ‘Fliegende Blätter’ in Magic Lantern 4 (September 2015)

Lester Smith, ‘Hidden images’ in NMLJ 10.1 (Autumn 2005)

Lester Smith, ‘Homemade slides’ in Magic Lantern 9 (December 2016)

Lester Smith, ‘The Laverne five-wick lamp’ in Magic Lantern 24 (September 2020)

Lester Smith, ‘The life and times of 'Lord' George Sanger’ in Magic Lantern 7 (June 2016)

Lester Smith, ‘An obscure camera obscura’ in NMLJ 9.4 (Summer 2003)

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

Lester Smith, ‘A postcard from Mr Hill’ in Magic Lantern 3 (June 2015)

Lester Smith, ‘The provenance of two great lanterns’ in Magic Lantern 6 (March 2016)

Lester Smith, ‘Quick and easy repair of broken cover glasses’ in Magic Lantern 12 (September 2017)

Lester Smith (compiler), ‘Recollections of the 'Old Poly'’ in Magic Lantern 23 (June 2020)

Lester Smith, ‘Repairing a chromatrope’ in Magic Lantern 11 (June 2017)

Lester Smith, ‘The Robert William Paul magic lantern’ in Magic Lantern 25 (December 2020)

Lester Smith, ‘The Royal Panopticon of Science and Arts: further insights’ in Magic Lantern 11 (June 2017)

Lester Smith, ‘Shadows on the wall: candle-light amusements’ in NMLJ 10.3 (Autumn 2007)

Lester Smith, ‘The slipping slides of Alfred Pumphrey of Birmingham’ in Magic Lantern 1 (December 2014)

Lester Smith, ‘The slipping slides of Archer and Sons’ in Magic Lantern 2 (March 2015)

Lester Smith, ‘The temperance picture gallery’ in Magic Lantern 28 (September 2021)

Lester Smith, ‘Three favourite lanterns’ in Servants of light (1997)

Lester Smith, ‘A well-guarded collection’ in Magic Lantern 14 (March 2018)

Lindsay Lambert, Mary Ann Auckland, Gwen Sebus and Lester Smith, ‘What's this all about?’ in Magic Lantern 25 (December 2020)

Lester Smith, ‘The World Magic Lantern’ in Magic Lantern 7 (June 2016)

Lester Smith, ‘The Youth's Companion’ in Magic Lantern 17 (December 2018)


Miscellanies (5)

Wendy Bird, Richard Crangle, Mervyn Heard and Lester Smith, ‘Bits and pieces’ in NMLJ 9.5 (Winter 2003)

John Taylor, John Horton, Richard Crangle, Lester Smith, Brian Widdowson and Stephen Bottomore, ‘Bits and pieces’ in NMLJ 10.2 (Autumn 2006)

Nicholas Hiley, Wilhelm Widenmann, Lester Smith and Monique Wezenberg, ‘A Christmas potpourri’ in Magic Lantern 13 (December 2017)

Else Flim, Adrian Kok, Mark Sullivan, Karin Bienek, Ludwig Vogl-Bienek and Lester Smith, ‘Christmas stories’ in Magic Lantern 9 (December 2016)

Wilhelm Widenmann, Mervyn Heard and Lester Smith, ‘Royal appointments’ in Magic Lantern 11 (June 2017)


News item (1)

Lester Smith, ‘Holiday magic’ in Magic Lantern 12 (September 2017)


Obituaries (2)

Stephen Herbert and Lester Smith, ‘Obituary: Bill Barnes, 1920-2019’ in Magic Lantern 20 (September 2019)

Theresa Simkin, David Francis, Philip Banham, Jeremy Brooker and Lester Smith, ‘Obituary: Mike Simkin (1939-2021)’ in Magic Lantern 28 (September 2021)


Reprint (1)

Lester Smith, ‘A magic lantern chansonette’ in Magic Lantern 12 (September 2017)


Society news items (2)

Patricia Dugdale and Lester Smith, ‘1986 Convention’ in NMLJ 5.1 (January 1987)

Zuzanna Lipinska, Janet Hill and Lester Smith, ‘International Convention 1990’ in NMLJ 6.2 (January 1991)

Lucerna ID  6003457

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 26 July 2018

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