The Magic Lantern
Curious Minds Did You Know: The first image concerning the magic lantern was dated to 1659, it was sketches of a skeleton, above this the creator of the magic lantern, Christiaan Huygens wrote "for representations by means of convex glasses with the lamp."
The Magic Lantern is a truly fantastic kit from AstroMedia. Used from the 17th Century to create illusions and dazzle spectators, these lanterns are much like modern day projectors. With this kit you can create a fully functioning, beautiful cardboard replica of a Magic Lantern which was originally made of sheet metal, and be able to project photographed slides, self-drawn or printed images using the battery-operated light source.