Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2

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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2

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Here is an enlargemnet of the smaller set. I wish I could find one at a decent price. Click on this an it gets bigger so you can see titles. It seems a lot of these sets used the same drawings.
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Re: Spanish Am War Magic Lantern set 1 and now 2

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Some odd Magic Latern Spanish American war slides of real photos:
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And interesting photo from the Spanish American war:
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I have not seen the set. It belongs to a lecture series, but apparently the slides were 8 1/2 inches long by 2 3/4 inches high with 4 circular pictures on each slide. Not the standard size. This original information sheet does not have the makers name on it. So there must be another set out there. It sounds like it has some interesting views in this Spanish American war set of Magic Latern slides. The "Great illustrated Lecture Series, Our heroes Return"
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Anyone else have a span Am set?
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Anyone collect magic latern sets?
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Another slide I have never seen. I have seen a photo. Bringing the boys home. 6 April 1899
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Photograph shows view of coffins draped with American flags lined up for burial in Arlington National Cemetery; Washington Monument can be seen in the background. Library of Congress photo source: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007682428/
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Reverse the Magic later slide and the tree on the left is the same one shown in the Arlington photo. on the right.
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Another view source: https://americaninquiry.com/tag/spanish-american-war/
On April 6, 1899, Washington DC photographer E. B. Thompson rode out to the cemetery at Arlington, where the remains of several hundred officers and soldiers were about to be buried. The men had died in the late war with Spain, a brief affair that both began and ended the previous year, bringing the US control of Spain’s former island possessions—Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines—and the independence of Cuba.

The coffins represented a fraction of the 3,000 Americans who died, felled not so much by their adversaries as by tropical diseases like malaria and yellow fever.

Now, belatedly, they were to be buried. The coffins lay suspended over long trenches dug in a new section of the cemetery. Many of the remains were unidentified, so coffins of the known dead were carefully positioned at the ends of the rows that would be most visible during the ceremony. Thompson positioned himself near the presidential viewing stand and took this picture. It is an image as raw as the landscape itself, the kind of grim tribute to the fallen that we hardly ever see. It was colorized later.

A crowd of some 15,000 people, along with President McKinley and other dignitaries, gathered for the funeral rites. A newspaper in New Brunswick, Canada, carried a full account of the proceedings. The work of burying the coffins began after the crowd dissipated, a tough, tedious job that took several days.

Image: E.B. Thompson photograph, “Interment at Arlington National Cemetery,” 1899.
Courtesy DC Public Library Commons, from this source.
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At 9:40pm on February 15, 1898, the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, killing 268 men.
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-his ... e-explodes
https://www.historytoday.com/archive/sinking-maine
USS Maine (1895-1898)

USS Maine, a second-class battleship, was commissioned in September 1895 at the New York Navy Yard. Originally, she was classified as Armored Cruiser #1. Following her commissioning, she spent the next few years patrolling off the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean area. Sent to Havana, Cuba, in January 1898 to protect U.S. interests during local unrest, Maine was sunk by a massive explosion on February 15. Out of the 350 officers and crew, 252 were dead or missing, with eight more to die in hospitals later. Following a Court of Inquiry and subsequent public outcry, the United States declared war with Spain on April 21, 1898. Congress authorized the raising of Maine in August 1910 and was raised in February 1912. Towed out to sea, she was sunk in deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico with appropriate ceremony and military honors on March 16, 1912.
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A winter view of the US sailors from the battleship Main buried on 28 December 1899 Arlington Cemetery. A stereoview and photo on the same day. Us Army soldier were buried 6 April 1899.
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So my $15 slide arrived, so unique I had to have it. Here are some views with different light sources.
"Bringing Home the slain from Cuba" 6 April 1899, photographer, Mr. E. B. Thompson at Arlington Cemetery

Original auction photo entire slide
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Close up views with different back ground light sources:
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Restoration of photos completed 27 June 2020
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For all you magic latern slide nuts :clap: :clap:
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