Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Rarely seen nineteenth century slides of Alice in Wonderland plus images on empire, the Great Exhibition and science are freely available to download for educational purposes for the first time.
The beautiful magic lantern slides from around 1900 tell the story of Alice as seen by pre-cinema audiences who would have gathered to enjoy the projections narrated by a storyteller.
These and thousands of other insights into the Victorian period are now accessible online courtesy of a JISC project to digitise a nationally important collection of Victorian culture at the University of Exeter.
Link: http://collections.ex.ac.uk/repository/
Access: Free