Lantern slides collection

Finding aid prepared by Serena Rodholm, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lantern slides collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1850-1930
Collection Number: MS 277
Extent: 1.83 linear feet (5 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains a variety of lantern slides depicting geographical areas, buildings and ruins, famous individuals, and people of various countries.
Languages: The collection is in English.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Lantern slides collection (MS 277). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

Processed by Serena Rodholm, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Lantern slides collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains lantern slides depicting a variety of subjects, including geographical locations such as Israel, Palestine, and Mexico. There are several plates of landmarks in these geographical areas, including buildings, ruins, fountains, and mountains. The collection also includes plates of unknown individuals and historical figures, most notably George Washington.
The majority of the slides in the collection include captions, with titles in brackets provided by the processor when no caption was present.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series as follows:
  • Series 1. Locations, circa 1850-1856, undated
  • Series 2. People, undated
  • Series 3. Buildings and ruins, undated

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Washington, George, 1732-1799
United States

Genres and Forms of Materials

Lantern slides


Series 1. Locations circa 1850-1856, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains glass plates of locations in China, Cuba, France, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Palestine, and the United States. Items in the series consist mostly of photographs of landscape views and images of individuals from the country described, with a few slides of drawings.

Series Arrangement

The series is divided into nine sub-series, with slides in each sub-series arranged topically by location.
  • Sub-Series 1.1. Canada, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.2. China, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.3. Cuba, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.4. France, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.5. Israel, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.6. Lebanon, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.7. Mexico, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.8. Palestine, undated
  • Sub-Series 1.9. United States of America, circa 1850-1856, undated

Sub-Series 1.1. Canada undated

Box 1, Item 1

Lake Louise- near Banff, Canada; Victoria Glacier undated

Box 1, Item 2

Mount Logan, Canada undated

Box 1, Item 3

The Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada undated


Sub-Series 1.2. China undated

Box 1, Item 4

A glimpse of Chinese life on Nanking Road, Shanghai, China undated

Box 1, Item 5

Great Wall of China on Rugged Hills near Han Kow Pass undated

Box 1, Item 6

The Great City Wall surrounding Nanking, China undated

Box 1, Item 7

Nanking Road, principal Chinese street of Shanghai, China undated

Box 1, Item 8

An open air restaurant , Peking, China undated

Box 1, Item 9

Sawing lumber by hand in Chinese lumber yard undated

Box 1, Item 10

A schoolroom in the Jesuit Orphanage School, Shanghai, China undated

Box 1, Item 11

Train of bactrian camels, Peking, China undated

Box 1, Item 12

The Yangtze River, Chinkiang, China undated


Sub-Series 1.3. Cuba undated

Box 1, Item 13

Hauling carloads of sugar cane into the mill, sugar plantation, Caracas, Cuba undated


Sub-Series 1.4. France undated

Box 1, Item 14

[Place de la Bastille, France] undated

Box 1, Item 15

[Place de la Bastille, France copy II] undated


Sub-Series 1.5. Israel undated

Box 1, Item 16

Acre. Mosque undated

Box 1, Item 17

Bazaar at Jaffa undated

Box 1, Item 18

City of Samaria undated

Box 1, Item 19

[Gotolippe] Pool of Gibeon, Jerusalem undated

Box 1, Item 20

Holy Land undated

Box 1, Item 21

Holy Land undated

Box 1, Item 22

Holy Land undated

Box 1, Item 23

Holy Land undated

Box 1, Item 24

[Holy Land] undated

Box 1, Item 25

The Holy Land undated

Box 1, Item 26

Holy Land- [Caeuculuru]. Ext undated

Box 1, Item 27

Holy Land- Church of the Annunciation, alter, Nazareth undated

Box 1, Item 28

Holy Land- Fountain of the Virgin, Nazareth undated

Box 1, Item 29

Holy Land- Harbor of Haifa undated

Box 1, Item 30

Holy Land- Ruins on summit of Mount Tabor undated

Box 1, Item 31

Holy Land- Tomb of the Judges, entrance undated

Box 1, Item 32

Holy sep. Tomb of Christ, Jerusalem undated

Box 1, Item 33

Jerusalem undated

Box 1, Item 34

Jerusalem undated

Box 1, Item 35

[Jerusalem] undated

Box 1, Item 36

Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives undated

Box 1, Item 37

Jerusalem- from the Mount of Olives, Palestine undated

Box 1, Item 38

Jerusalem. Russian capital in distance undated

Box 1, Item 39

El Kefr. Mountains undated

Box 1, Item 40

Life of Solomon's Temple undated

Box 1, Item 41

[Map of Jerusalem] undated

Box 1, Item 42

Nazareth from Latin Mt. undated

Box 1, Item 43

Nazareth. Gen-View undated

Box 1, Item 44

Tomb of Kings, Jerusalem undated

Box 1, Item 45

Tomb of the King, steps, Jerusalem undated

Box 1, Item 46

Women washing clothes near Samaria undated


Sub-Series 1.6. Lebanon undated

Box 1, Item 47

Lebanon- Cascade undated

Box 1, Item 48

Sidon- Fortress undated


Sub-Series 1.7. Mexico undated

Box 1, Item 49

[Man with package] undated

Box 1, Item 50

[Map of Mexico] undated

Box 1, Item 51

Mexican Parihuelas with furniture undated

Box 1, Item 52

Mexico City, Mexico undated

Box 1, Item 53

Mexico Glass Plates- #3969a "Awaiting the train, Toluca. Mexico undated

Box 1, Item 54

Mexico Glass Plates- #1536 Aztec Gods undated

Box 1, Item 55

Mexico Glass Plates- #11395 candy peddlers undated

Box 1, Item 56

Mexico Glass Plates- #6 children beggars undated

Box 1, Item 57

Mexico Glass Plates- #6761 Falls of Junanacatla undated

Box 1, Item 58

Mexico Glass Plates- #1484 National Museum. Aztec God of Death, Mexico City undated

Box 1, Item 59

Mexico Glass Plates- #1462 woman making tortillas undated

Box 1, Item 60

[Rivers connected to Mexico City] undated

Box 1, Item 61

Taxco- from Hotel [Jaxzuna] undated


Sub-Series 1.8. Palestine undated

Box 1, Item 62

Damascus- Salading tomb undated

Box 1, Item 63

Elisha's Fountain- Jerico undated

Box 1, Item 64

Emmaus, Palestine undated

Box 1, Item 65

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, Palestine undated

Box 1, Item 66

Native women grinding wheat, Palestine undated

Box 1, Item 67

Native women grinding wheat- Palstine undated

Box 1, Item 68

Palestine- Cavel of the nativity undated

Box 2, Item 1

Palestine- Chapel of the Ascension undated

Box 2, Item 2

Palestine- Cyclopean stone, Damascus undated

Box 2, Item 3

Palestine- Panorama of Damascus undated

Box 2, Item 4

Palestine- Fountain of [Dan] undated

Box 2, Item 5

Palestine- Mount Quarantania undated

Box 2, Item 6

Palestine- Plain of Dothan undated

Box 2, Item 7

Palestine- Ramlen from the [lovers] of the Forty Martyrs undated

Box 2, Item 8

Palestine- Tomb & sand undated

Box 2, Item 9

Palestine- Via Salorosa undated

Box 2, Item 10

Palestine- Waiting place of the Jesus undated

Box 2, Item 11

Pilgrims on the Jericho Road, Palestine undated

Box 2, Item 12

Pilgrims on the Jericho Road, Palestine [Copy II] undated

Box 2, Item 13

Pilgrims on the Jericho Road [Copy III]- Palestine undated

Box 2, Item 14

Relic dealers- Palestine undated

Box 2, Item 15

Solomons Pools, Palestine undated

Box 2, Item 16

Threshing floor of Nazareth, Palestine undated

Box 2, Item 17

Threshing floor of Nazareth, Palestine [Copy II] undated


Sub-Series 1.9. United States of America circa 1850-1856, undated

Box 2, Item 18

At foot of Blackfoot Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 19

At the head of the Nyark Valley- foot Mt. Baker undated

Box 2, Item 20

Mt. Baker- Head of Nyark R. undated

Box 2, Item 21

Mt. Baker- Nyark Valley undated

Box 2, Item 22

Blackfoot Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 23

Blackfoot Glacier in foreground, Almost-a-dog in center undated

Box 2, Item 24

Blackfoot Glacier- Jackson undated

Box 2, Item 25

Falls Foot of Blackfoot Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 26

Foot of Blackfoot Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 27

On Blackfoot Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 28

Ptarmigan on Blackfoot Mt. undated

Box 2, Item 29

California- Bidwell 1854

Box 2, Item 30

California- Chinese in the mines undated

Box 2, Item 31

California- Coloma undated

Box 2, Item 32

California- a dance in the mines undated

Box 2, Item 33

California- Downieville undated

Box 2, Item 34

California- Gambling in the mines undated

Box 2, Item 35

California- Lake Tahoe from Tioga Road: Emerald Bay undated

Box 2, Item 36

California- Los Angeles, West Lake Park undated

Box 2, Item 37

California- Marshall Monument, Coloma undated

Box 2, Item 38

California- Marysville 1856

Box 2, Item 39

California- a miner's pack train undated

Box 2, Item 40

California- Mule train in the Sierras undated

Box 2, Item 41

California- Nevada City circa 1850

Box 2, Item 42

California- Placerville circa 1850

Box 2, Item 43

California- Sunday in the mines circa 1850

Box 2, Item 44

California- Timbuctu undated

Box 2, Item 45

The Camel's Hump undated

Box 2, Item 46

Chinese boys plowing near Port Arthur undated

Box 2, Item 47

[Climate map of Southern California] undated

Box 2, Item 48

Cut-Bank Trail- Side of Campbell's Hump undated

Box 2, Item 49

On Cutbank Creek undated

Box 2, Item 50

East-side- Dawson Pass undated

Box 2, Item 51

Part way down Dawson Pass undated

Box 2, Item 52

[Forest with dirt pathway] undated

Box 2, Item 53

[Forest with pathway] undated

Box 2, Item 54

Glacier National Park undated

Box 2, Item 55

Just North of Glacier Park undated

Box 2, Item 56

Gould Mountain, Lake McDermott undated

Box 2, Item 57

Mt. Gould undated

Box 2, Item 58

Mt. Gould- Cataract Creek undated

Box 2, Item 59

Atlyn- an old mining village below Lake McDermott; Mt. Grinnell & Mt. Wilbur undated

Box 2, Item 60

Atlyn- Mt. Grinnell undated

Box 2, Item 61

Camp on Grinnell Lake undated

Box 2, Item 62

Grinnell Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 63

Grinnell Lake & Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 64

Lake Josephine undated

Box 2, Item 65

Lake Josephine- Grinnell Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 66

Lake McDermott undated

Box 2, Item 67

Outlet of Lake McDermott, Mt. Grinnell undated

Box 2, Item 68

Swiftcurrent Creek- Grinnell undated

Box 2, Item 69

Trail about Lake Grinnell undated

Box 2, Item 70

Gunsight Pass from east-side of Gunsight Lake undated

Box 2, Item 71

Mt. Henry- Paradise Creek undated

Box 2, Item 72

Huckleberries and pie undated

Box 2, Item 73

Iceberg Glacier & Lake undated

Box 2, Item 74

Iceberg Lake undated

Box 2, Item 75

Iceberg Lake & Glacier undated

Box 2, Item 76

Looking back over Iceberg Lake- From the Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 1

Mount Wilbur on trail to Iceberg Lake undated

Box 3, Item 2

On Iceberg Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 3

[Lake with mountains in background] undated

Box 3, Item 4

Camp Baker- Lupfer undated

Box 3, Item 5

Foot of Lupfer Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 6

Map of Oahu undated

Box 3, Item 7

Piegan Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 8

Piegan Mt. & Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 9

Piegan Pass, Garden Walk undated

Box 3, Item 10

Piegan Trail and Pass undated

Box 3, Item 11

Piegan Trail & Pass undated

Box 3, Item 12

Westside Piegan Pass, Into Cataract Creek Valley undated

Box 3, Item 13

Pompey's Pillar undated

Box 3, Item 14

Pumpelly Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 15

Pumpelly Glacier, Blackfoot Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 16

Ascending cliff about Red Eagle Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 17

Camp on Red Eagle Lake undated

Box 3, Item 18

Crevasse in Red Eagle Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 19

Red Eagle Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 20

Red Eagle Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 21

Red Eagle Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 22

Red Eagle Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 23

Red Eagle Lake- Triple Divide undated

Box 3, Item 24

Red Eagle Mt. & Lake undated

Box 3, Item 25

Red Eagle Pass, Mt. Stimons in center undated

Box 3, Item 26

First-Camp below Trick Falls undated

Box 3, Item 27

Mt. Rising Wolf undated

Box 3, Item 28

Rising Wolf undated

Box 3, Item 29

Trick Falls- Mt. Rising Wolf undated

Box 3, Item 30

Going-to-the-Sun Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 31

Lake Saint Mary's undated

Box 3, Item 32

Saint Mary's Lake, Going-to-the Sun Road undated

Box 3, Item 33

Mt. Saint Nicholas undated

Box 3, Item 34

Mt. St. Nicholas undated

Box 3, Item 35

San Francisco Harbor undated

Box 3, Item 36

Sperry Glacier undated

Box 3, Item 37

On side of Split Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 38

Triple Divide Pass undated

Box 3, Item 39

Triple Divide Pass, Split Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 40

Mt. Stimpson undated

Box 3, Item 41

Mt. Stimpson undated

Box 3, Item 42

Camp at Two Medicine Lake undated

Box 3, Item 43

Camp at Two Medicine Lake undated

Box 3, Item 44

Goat Mt, Mt. Rockwell undated

Box 3, Item 45

Mt. Rockwell undated

Box 3, Item 46

Mt. Rockwell, Goat Mt. undated

Box 3, Item 47

Mt. Rockwell- Two Medicine Road undated

Box 3, Item 48

Two Medicine Creek below Trick Falls undated

Box 3, Item 49

Two Medicine Lake undated

Box 3, Item 50

Two Medicine Lake- Mt. Rockwell & Goat Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 51

Two Medicine Trail- Mt. Henry undated

Box 3, Item 52

[Valley] undated


Series 2. People undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of lantern slides depicting famous figures, as well as individuals whose country of origin is unknown. Notable images include multiple slides of George Washington's life, and illustrations of matadors performing with a bull.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 3, Item 53

Blackfeet Indians undated

Box 3, Item 54

Blackfoot Indian- Browning Mountain undated

Box 3, Item 55

The Cherry-Tree Incident undated

Box 3, Item 56

Columbus at Court of Spain undated

Box 3, Item 57

Columbus at Salamanca undated

Box 3, Item 58

Columbus returns in chains undated

Box 3, Item 59

Courtship of Washington undated

Box 3, Item 60

East & West undated

Box 3, Item 61

[Entrepreneurs] undated

Box 3, Item 62

First cabinet undated

Box 3, Item 63

First day out undated

Box 3, Item 64

First sight of land undated

Box 3, Item 65

Franklin's kite experiment undated

Box 3, Item 66

Franklin and wife at their frugal breakfast undated

Box 3, Item 67

Franklin working in his brother's printing office undated

Box 3, Item 68

George Washington undated

Box 3, Item 69

Hoisting Flag undated

Box 3, Item 70

The Inaugural Address of Washington undated

Box 3, Item 71

Innocents abroad undated

Box 3, Item 72

Lady Washington's reception undated

Box 3, Item 73

Lafayette at Mt. Vernon undated

Box 4, Item 1

Landing of Columbus undated

Box 4, Item 2

Last moments of Benjamin Franklin undated

Box 4, Item 3

The Last Moment of Washington undated

Box 4, Item 4

Market. K. Ana undated

Box 4, Item 5

Market. Ludd undated

Box 4, Item 6

[Matadors] undated

Box 4, Item 7

[Man on bridge] undated

Box 4, Item 8

[Man on rock] undated

Box 4, Item 9

Marriage of Washington undated

Box 4, Item 10

[1 Matador with bull] undated

Box 4, Item 11

[Matadors with bull] undated

Box 4, Item 12

[Matadors with dead bull] undated

Box 4, Item 13

Old chicken undated

Box 4, Item 14

People of Winchester appeal to Washington undated

Box 4, Item 15

The Prayer at Valley Forge undated

Box 4, Item 16

Ready to start undated

Box 4, Item 17

Surrender of Cornwallis undated

Box 4, Item 18

Surveyor undated

Box 4, Item 19

The three ships of Columbus undated

Box 4, Item 20

Torture of Guauhtemoc by Cortea undated

Box 4, Item 21

Washington a farmers, Mt. Vernon undated

Box 4, Item 22

Washington and Congress at Valley Forge undated

Box 4, Item 23

Washington and his generals undated

Box 4, Item 24

Washington and the provision train undated

Box 4, Item 25

Washington at Battle of Monongahela undated

Box 4, Item 26

Washington at Fort Du Quesne undated

Box 4, Item 27

Washington at Trenton undated

Box 4, Item 28

Washington at Valley Forge undated

Box 4, Item 29

Washington crossing the Delaware undated

Box 4, Item 30

Washington embarking across Delaware undated

Box 4, Item 31

Washington entering New York City undated

Box 4, Item 32

Washington family group undated

Box 4, Item 33

Washington on mission to Ohio undated

Box 4, Item 34

Washington receiving surrender, Trenton undated

Box 4, Item 35

Washington statue- Boston public garden undated

Box 4, Item 36

Washington subduing camp brawl undated

Box 4, Item 37

Washington taking command of the army undated

Box 4, Item 38

Washington taking leave of his generals at New York undated

Box 4, Item 39

Washington to First Congress undated

Box 4, Item 40

Washington's farewell to the army undated

Box 4, Item 41

Washington's last interview with mother undated

Box 4, Item 42

Washington's last reception undated

Box 4, Item 43

Washington's mother blessing him undated

Box 4, Item 44

Washington's reception at New York undated

Box 4, Item 45

Washington's residence Mt. Vernon undated

Box 4, Item 46

Washington's retreat from Long Island undated

Box 4, Item 47

Washington's return from hunt undated

Box 4, Item 48

Young Washington a peacemaker undated


Series 3. Buildings and ruins undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists slides depicting buildings and ruins in unknown locations, including images of exteriors of churches, missions, ruins, fountains, and houses.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 4, Item 49

[Brink building at intersection] undated

Box 4, Item 50

[Church exterior] undated

Box 4, Item 51

[Cross with skull & crossbones] undated

Box 4, Item 52

Demons. near E.S.R. undated

Box 4, Item 53

Deserted miner's cabin undated

Box 4, Item 54

Deserted miner's cabin- St. Mary's Gunsight Pass undated

Box 4, Item 55

[Domed brick building] undated

Box 4, Item 56

[Door filled with stones] undated

Box 4, Item 57

El Yehud. Mosque undated

Box 4, Item 58

[Fountain] undated

Box 4, Item 59

[Fountain- naked woman] undated

Box 4, Item 60

[Fountain next to train tracks] undated

Box 4, Item 61

[Fountain- old man with a baton] undated

Box 4, Item 62

[Fountain- plaza] undated

Box 4, Item 63

[Fountain- two women with bowls] undated

Box 4, Item 64

[Gate of a mission] undated

Box 4, Item 65

[Gate with house behind] undated

Box 4, Item 66

Great Northern Hotel undated

Box 4, Item 67

[Hill with steps] undated

Box 4, Item 68

Historical Alamo undated

Box 5, Item 1

Home by the Road- at Chicken & Merida undated

Box 5, Item 2

[Home covered by trees] undated

Box 5, Item 3

[Human statue with behind] unknown

Box 5, Item 4

Indian tepee undated

Box 5, Item 5

[Monument in a half circle with statue in the middle] undated

Box 5, Item 6

Mosque of Omar undated

Box 5, Item 7

M.T. of Olives [Ch. of the Arcensia] undated

Box 5, Item 8

Old chicken undated

Box 5, Item 9

Pan. from Ecce Homo Church undated

Box 5, Item 10

[Plantation across a lake] undated

Box 5, Item 11

[Pond] undated

Box 5, Item 12

[Public area with trees] undated

Box 5, Item 13

[Ruin with flag] undated

Box 5, Item 14

[Ruin with wood piles] undated

Box 5, Item 15

Sons of Lazarus and stone of Mary Martha Bethany undated

Box 5, Item 16

[Stadium] undated

Box 5, Item 17

[Stone Walkway] undated

Box 5, Item 18

[Street with archways] undated

Box 5, Item 19

[Terrace] undated

Box 5, Item 20

[Tower construction; Middle East] undated

Box 5, Item 21

[Trees] undated

Box 5, Item 22

[Trees- Partial color] undated

Box 5, Item 23

[Virginia font] undated

Box 5, Item 24

Washington's Tomb- Mt. Vernon undated

Box 5, Item 25

[Young boy statue with flat hat] undated