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Object Name Slide
Title Palais et place d'arms Versailles
Description Megalithoscope slide made of wood. Rectangle shape with black border holding a paper photograph in place. Tabs are located on left and right sides for inserting slide into Megalithoscope. Photograph is black and white of palace building with fence and gate. A single Backing of white netting held in place with blue tape. Paper lablel on the back "Palais et place d'arms Versailles"

The Megalethoscope used large curved photographs viewed through magnifying lenses to give the impression of depth. Carlo Ponti, an Italian photographer patented the device in 1862. Mr. and Mrs. Roswell B. Burchard purchased the megalithoscope and slides in Italy about 1900. The megalithoscope and slides were given to the society by their daughter Susan Burchard Shethar Whitin about 1980(?).
Date late 19th c.
Dimension Details Curved wooded Frame h 11.75" x d 16.5" x d .5"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 2008.0047
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. Roswell B. Burchard purchased the megalithoscope and slides in Italy about 1900. The megalithoscope and slides were given to the society by their daughter Susan Burchard Shethar Whitin about 1980(?) This information received from Carlton Brownell who received the gift.
Source Susan Burchard Shethar Whitin
Received as Gift
Date Received 1980?