This antique magic lantern slide is circa late 1800s and was produced by T.H. McAllister, an optician based in New York. Some slides weren't mounted as this one is but only existed as a sheet of glass. The wooden frame is 7" x 4" and the circular opening is 3.25" across.
This slide has a partial paper label on one long edge that, in its entirety, reads: The Lord's Prayer. 3. "Give us this day our daily bread."
Please note the wear on the wood on each side as well as the penciled marking in the third and fourth photos.
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The piece is best viewed as one would observe stained glass, without anything behind it and against a well lit surface such as a window.
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