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53 glass lantern slides of mostly-unidentified nature scenes around Florida

Collection Number: S1832

Creator: Florida. Dept. of Environmental Protection

Title: Nature Scenes Photographic Collection, ca. 1940s

Quantity: 53 photographs

Description:

These color images depict a variety of Florida's natural features, including scenes of rivers and river banks, forests, nature trails, fishing, sand dunes, and swimming. Most have no further identification

Historical Note:

Produced to be viewed with a projector, lantern slides were both popular home entertainment and an accompaniment to speakers on the lecture circuit. They reached their popularity about 1900, but continued to be widely used until the 1930s when they were gradually replaced by the more convenient 35-mm slides.