Landing Scott's Army At Vera Cruz, 1847, Magic Lantern Glass Slide, Lithograph
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Landing Scott's Army At Vera Cruz, 1847, Magic Lantern Glass Slide, Lithograph:
Magic Lantern Glass Slide
This slide is from the Pageant of America Series by Yale University Press
Size of Slide: 3 1/4" X 4" (3.25 inches X 4 inches). Metric: 8.25 cm by 10.16 cm. (outside dimensions)
Combined shipping: Pay for all slides at the same time and automatically calculates a shipping discount.Take up to a week to combine your order. If you are buying more than 20 slides (in the US), wait for an invoice (or request a total) before paying and I will calculate the flat-rate box price.
Handling time: Please note my handling time. Sometimes my handling time is set as high as 5 business days (or more on rare occasions). If you need an item shipped sooner, send me an message. If I am in town, it is possible I may be able to ship sooner.SLIDE CONDITION:
Review the seller notes (condition description) above for specific details on the slide condition.
Pictures: Please zoom in and examine the pictures, since I don't usually describe defects clearly shown in the pictures. I try to make a note when there is unusual damage, but please examine pictures carefully in case I missed something. (If the picture is completely different than the listing title, please contact me before buying to clarify what you are buying).
The actual slide is usually more "in focus" than the photos. The wavy lines or grid patterns that are sometimes in the pictures are NOT in the actual slide.
I don't always describe problems which are typical for slides this old. For example:
The Glass: The glass may be dusty, dirty, sticky, or have smudge marks (I do not clean before selling). The glass may have minor scratches, surface abrasions or small nicks on the edges or corners. (I try to make a special note of any cracks in the glass I find.)
The Image: Small specks, scratches or other imperfections may be present in the image. There can be browning, yellowing, or fading of the image, particularly around the paper mat. There can be oxidation, heat damage, crackling of the image, or other deterioration. The cover glass can show reflections that are NOT in the actual slide. I take the pictures from the LABEL side of the slide, which is often the BACK side, so the photos shown are often a mirror image of the actual scene.
Paper Mat: There may be age-related shrinkage tears, fading, wrinkling, oxidation residue, or other damage to the paper mat.
Labels: Labels can appear more yellow or darker than they actually are. I sometime add information to the listing which is NOT on the label, and such information is MY BEST GUESS. The labels on slides can also be wrong, so please do your own verification. There may be writing, scribbles, or other marks on labels. Labels may be torn, faded, starting to come off, or even missing. Sometimes there is a label or stickers on the other side of the slide that are not shown in the pictures. Dates of artwork, etc. may be earlier than the date the slide was created.
Binding Tape: Tape may be loose, ripped, torn, damaged, brittle, or partially missing. The tape can sometimes be so brittle (or the glue on the tape so old) that ANY handling will cause some of the tape to come off. (In other words, some of the tape visible in the pictures may not be there when you receive the slide). The tape may have been replaced or repaired over the years, sometimes with tape which is NOT appropriate for a glass slide (Replacement tapes may not stand up to the heat of old projectors).
Size converted slides: In some cases, US-sized slides (4" X 3 1/4") have been converted from a British-sized image (3 1/4" X 3 1/4") by putting a larger cover glass on it (and using filler glass or filler cardboard on the edges of the British-sized image). The conversion is often done well enough that I don't notice it. If I do notice it, I will usually add the note "size-converted slide" to the condition notes.
The item details in the listing are to help search for the slide and may be wrong.
For slides framed in stapled cardboard (typically movie slides), there can be rusted staples, deteriorating cardboard, marks on the cardboard, etc. For slides framed in pressed cardboard, the cardboard can sometimes be separating or deteriorating.
International Customers: Combining shipping can save a lot of money. There are large jumps in the shipping price as certain weights are reached though, so send me a message and I can give you the current prices for multiple slides shipped to your country. Customs fees (and in some countries a separate fee for collecting the customs charge) are the responsibility of the buyer. Actual purchase price will be noted on customs forms.
Inventory Code: GN-463