Image: Brooklyn Museum
However, those who could not get to North Africa in the 19th century could still experience some of the wonders of Egypt through the then recent invention of photography and the magic lantern.
Lanternslides made handy tools for educational lectures, like those given by museums. The slides in this particular collection belong to the Brooklyn Museum and have been collected since the late 19th century. We think you’ll agree that they offer a fascinating glimpse of Egypt as it was over 100 years ago.