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Top 10 Educational Lantern Slide Vendors/Providers

List #1

Note:There are three lists of lantern slide providers:
#1 - Top Ten Providers, most frequently used providers according to this survey
#2 - The providers mentioned by the survey respondents
#3 - A motr comprehensive list of lantern slide providers


McAllister, T.H., NY, NY. active 1890s. (11 institutional citations)

Altena, Edward Van, NY, NY. active 1890s-1910s. (7 intuitional citations)

Underwood & Underwood, active 1880s-1940s. (6 institutional citations)

Beseler Lantern Slide Co., NY, NY. (6 institutional citations)

Thurston, John H., Boston, MA. (5 institutional citations)

University Prints, Cambridge, MA. (5 institutional citations)

Handy, A.D. , Boston, MA. active 1909 +. (4 institutional citations)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY. (4 institutional citations)

Stoedtner, Franz, Dr., Berlin. active 20th c. (4 institutional citations)

Chicago Slide Co. (4 institutional citations)


Top 10 Vendors By Reporting Institutions


McAllister, T.H.

American Magic-Lantern Theater
DePauw University
Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Middlebury College
Neville Public Museum of Brown County
Oberlin College Department of Art
Oberlin College Library
University of Hawaii Library, Manoa campus
University of Texas at Austin
UC Berkeley AVRL
Visual Studies Workshop

Altena, Edward Van

Johns Hopkins University
Mount Holyoke College
University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
UC Berkeley AVRL
Visual Studies Workshop

Underwood & Underwood

Arizona State Museum
DePauw University
Oberlin College Department of Art
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Nevada

Beseler Lantern Slide Co.

DePauw University
Oberlin College Department of Art
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Visual Studies Workshop

Thurston, John H.

Harvard University
Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Mount Holyoke College
Rhode Island School of Design
Williams College

University Prints, Cambridge, MA.

Arizona State Museum
Indiana University FAL
Mount Holyoke College
University of Nevada
Williams College

Handy, A.D. Boston, MA

American Magic-Lantern Theater
Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Oberlin College Library
Rhode Island School of Design
NYU Institute of Fine Arts
UC Berkeley AVRL
Winterthur Museum
Williams College

Stoedtner, Dr. Franz

Getty Research Institute
Indiana University Fine Arts Library
Williams College

Chicago Slide Co.

DePauw University
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation

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NALSS data
Prepared Summer 2006 by Miriam Nelson.
Revised September 2006 by Maryly Snow.