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In this showcase you will find a selection of images illustrating the theme of 'science, spectacle and magic', drawn from Exeter's museum, rare book and archive collections of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Highlights include magic lantern slides, images of phantasmagoria, illusions and scientific tricks, as well as playbills and posters, shows mostly drawn from the pre-cinema collections of the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture. You can enlarge the images to see greater detail (just hover your browser over the bottom right hand corner of the full image).

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