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Indiana governors lantern slides

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: P015

Scope and Contents

This collection includes glass lantern slides in Indiana after 1917 regarding portraits of governors of Northwest Territory, Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana.


  • after 1917

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

"Lantern slides are positive transparent photographs made on glass and viewed with the aid of a “magic lantern,” the predecessor of the slide projector. Lantern slide plates were commercially manufactured by sensitizing a sheet of glass with a silver gelatin emulsion. The plate was then exposed to a negative and processed, resulting in a positive transparent image with exceptional detail and a rich tonal range. Lantern slides were used for home entertainment and public lectures, and they were displayed in photographic exhibitions."

Excerpt from: McCabe, Constance. "Lantern Slides." National Gallery of Art. Accessed May 24, 2021.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 index card box)

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This collection is arranged by governors' terms of office.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed in 1999 by Marcia Caudell. Collection reprocessed and EAD finding aid created on 2021/05/24 by Brittany Kropf.
Indiana governors lantern slides
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.