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Instructional lantern slides, New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction.

Identifier: A3045
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 4539
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: Lantern slides were compiled, mostly between 1911 and 1939, as instructional aids for the public school curriculum. More than 20,000 unique images dating from 1856-1939 document a wide variety of subjects, including New York State, North American and world geography, history, natural sciences, fine arts, trades, industries, education, and schools. The photographs were reproduced in the form of lantern slides for use in classrooms. Thousands of slides were produced by the Division of Visual Instruction and sets of slides were loaned to schools throughout the State from 1886 to 1939.