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Slide set: The overland route and Egypt (lecture: Newton & Co., 157 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 260

“The set commences with the usual introduction type of slide, the route is shown by a map, the vessel is shown leaving Southampton, there is a wave effect slide of the Needles , we see the ship at sea, full sail , then the ship is moving in a storm, and suddenly gets struck by lightning, followed by a fire. The fire having been extinguished, we reach Oporto by moonlight, and thence proceed to the Port of Lisbon. At Cape Trafalgar Nelson obligingly comes on the scene, gives his last signal, and in the battle dies once more. We see Gibraltar in eight views, by moon and daylight, having a siege while we stop. At Malta, in eight views, St. Paul destroys the viper, and a couple of Her Majesty's ironclads appear immediately afterwards. We have eight views of Alexandria, and one of the Rosetta Stone Inscription. In the 37 pictures for Cairo, we see a caravan of Mecca pilgrims, Arab woman and child, Bedouin Arab, Turkish lady, and fellahs and guides, as well as shops, tombs, Pyramids, and the Sphinx. We witness a simoon and a sandstorm in the desert, as also a mirage. Of the Nile we have a map, a water-raising wheel, oxen corn treading. Of Thebes we have eight slides, including the Palace of Rameses at Medinet Aboo. Then three views of Luxor, five of Karnak, six pictures for Philae, with a crocodile on sandbank. We have Rameses restored, Pharaoh meeting Moses, water turned into blood. We see the Suez Canal four times, land at Brindisi, and then return to London.”

Lucerna ID  3000309

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 April 2021

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