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85 Magic Lantern Glass Song Slides In Original Box Ca. 1910 For Sale
Original wooden box containing 85 glass song slides. These song slides were made to illustrate various popular songs of the day, with a series of photos based on the lyrics of the song, each series also contained both an image of the sheet music as a title slide, and a chorus slide, with the lyrics of the chorus, so that the audience could sing along. These song slides were sort of the earliest ancestor of the music video. Anyhow, in this collection there are several sets of slides, some complete, some not so complete. The songs included are:Montana (Mount Anna) - by WIll J. Harris and Harry I. Robisnson, 1907. Complete set of 18, numbered 00-17. Both title and chorus present. The photos depict a great old-time Western couple out on the range with horses. Maybe You're Not the Only One Who Loves Me - by Alfred Bryan and George Botsford, 1910. 17 slides, numbered 00-16, missing the last slide, which is the chorus. Photos depict a couple in the park, a woman with her suitors surrounding her (with a lovely trick photo), a giant woman beside a tiny man (more trick photos), and a great picture of an antique car. Number 14 is cracked, and number 15 is badly cracked. There are ways to fix these things, but I will leave that to the experts. My Heart Has Learned to Love You (Now Do Not Say Good-Bye) - by Dave Reed and Ernest R. Ball, 1910. 15 slides, missing numbers 9 and 17, which is the chorus. Great images of a couple dressed in Renaissance attire courting in a park and around a stone castle with balconies and pathways and such. One shows children courting over a balcony as well. Charming.My Dixie Dream - by Earle Taylor, 1910. 15 slides, missing number 8. Both title and chorus present. Numbers 10 and 11 are cracked, but not badly. Photos show a couple down in Dixie, sitting by lakes and in front of plantation mansions and in fields of flowers and so forth. Some good trick photos, one with the girl surrounded by giant cotton plants, one with the girl's face in the moon, one with the couple superimposed on a giant peach, and one with an array of images of the girl surrounding the gentleman. Really colorful and lovely. The rest are more of a smorgasbord of different things. 3 from a song called "I'd Rather Float", one of which is the chorus. Not such good shape, these three 2 from "Schoolmate" 2 from "I Love All the Girls" 4 from "Hello Angel Face" (Bob White, 1909), including title 1 from "I've Got Something In My Eyes" 2 single title slides, "Somebody's Waiting 'Neath the Southern Skies", and "Was I a Fool?" 2 unidentified 5 single chorus slides, "There's a Warm Spot in my Heart for Tennessee", "My Morning Rose", "What Good is Water" (a great novelty lyric about drinking, including a reference to Anheuser Busch and Budweiser), "Wild Arrow", and one other drinking song called something like "Let Us Have Just One More Little Drink, and Then We'll All Go Home" (lower right corner cracked off). The slides in this last batch are in varying conditions. Most are fine, but a few have cracked and a few are falling apart. I have some extra panes of glass if the winner wants them to be used to replace any cracked ones. Mostly the slides are in great shape, though. If you want to see more pictures, I can send them to you upon request. The box is the original box that was used to carry these slides for showings. It is falling apart pretty badly, and missing some pieces, but it could be repaired, and is quite a nice addition to the collection. The shipping fee I listed, $40, is a guess, based on other similar sets I have sent. If it turns out to be less I will refund the difference. 40
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85 Magic Lantern Glass Song Slides In Original Box Ca. 1910: $108