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The New York State Lantern Slides Collection

This collection of lantern slides was created by the New York State Education Department’s Division of Visual Instruction (DVI) as instructional aides for the public school curriculum. The images provide a contemporary view of New York’s landscape, inhabitants, and activities between 1856 and 1939. The images document unique, contemporary scenes in factories, schools, and agricultural settings as well as scenery, sites, structures, and other human activities.

These slides come from the following record series:

A3045 Instructional lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939, bulk 1911-1939, New York State Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction.

Please note that only a portion of this series has been included in this digital collection. Other items exist that are not available online. For more information about the Lantern Slides collection or to learn about records not represented in the Digital Collections, please contact our office.

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