Huntington | James [Monroe | Paul]

Magic Lantern Slides with Storage Box

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Original magic lantern slides created by James Huntington for Paul Monroe.

Features 46 black and white slides, each measuring 3.25″ x 4″, two panes of glass held together by black paper tape. Stated at bottom of each slide “Illustrations in the History of Education, prepared by Paul Monroe, Ph.D., of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.” At the top of each individual slide is a handwritten label describing the image. Light soiling to corners, with images still clear and visible. Housed in wooden lantern slide storage box, 17.5″ x 5″ x 4.25″, with four slightly rusted but functional hinged clasps and a broken leather handle on top. A unique set of historic images of schools from around the world.

Paul Monroe (1869-1947) was an American historian and educator. Early in his career, Monroe wrote A Text-Book in the History of Education (1905) and soon after A Brief Course in the History of Education (1907), chronicling the various approaches to educating people throughout history. The lantern slides featured in this set align with the material covered in his writing and were likely used during his lectures, which took place at Columbia, Yale and the University of California. Monroe went on to improve methods of education around the world, primarily focusing his work in China.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Teachers College, Columbia University


First Edition Thus

Date Published

ca. 1907


Very Good

Jacket Condition

Huntington | James [Monroe | Paul]


[Monroe | Paul]

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James Huntington