Technology of the Era


As Malby’s photos were taken in the days before colour photography, they were hand-colourised using a fine brush and special inks (although three have been digitally colourised – we can offer this part of our current services).

The images are captured in the Victorian format known as ‘ Magic Lantern‘ Slides, many of which are exquisitely hand coloured in this pre-colour photoraphy era.

These slides would have been used on a Magic Lantern projector (above left) to show to a room of people, or used on an enlarger to create prints..They are made from two glass plates with a photographic solution applied to the inner sides (44mm x 44mm).


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