James Valentine, c.1870 Magic Lantern Views, Landscape


Here are some James Valentine magic lantern glass image I acquired from a local antique shop.

c.1870's Magic Lantern glass slide James Valentine initialed J.V. with the caption The Needles, Isle of Wright

The Needles are all that remain of the chalk ridge which once extended to Dorset. An earlier lighthouse once stood on the headland The Lighthouse at The End of The Needles Rocks on The Isle of Wight Hampshire

c.1870's Magic lantern glass slide James Valentine initialed J.V. with the caption Scilly Isles Porth Cressa Bay close-up 2

c.1870’s Magic lantern glass slide James Valentine initialed J.V. with the caption Scilly Isles Porth Cressa Bay close-up

 

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003 (2)

Birthplace of Robert Burns. This is an 1870’s image taken by James Valentine and reproduced on a glass magic lantern slide. The detail is great and when looked through a loupe you can see things that the normal eye misses. There is a sign above the first and second entrance that you can read. It is captioned “Birthplace of Burns, near Ayr. J.V.”

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003 (3)

c.1870’s Magic Lantern glass slide James Valentine initialed J.V. with the caption Birthplace of Burns near Ayr Sign reads above door, “Birthplace of Burns, T. Morley, Cigars and Tobacco, Wine, Spirits, Ale”

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003 (4)

The detail on this glass slide is so sharp you could count the number of shingles on the roof. There is a little girl playing beneath the gas light a little right of the entrance.

 

 

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003 (5)

Here is the close-up of the sign and the gas feed outdoor light. This wall divider does not exist today, it has been removed when they REVONATED? and made into a museum. The beautiful shingle roof was removed and now it is all hay. It is sad that man for all his technological breakthrough has not maintained a data bank of how buildings were constructed in the 1700 and 1800’s. Sad commentary on man. This includes the art of medal die making. Now you can understand why they were apprenticed for seven years. In America they did a commemorative coin on Lyndon Johnson, it is so laughable, the image is devoid of his likeness, it actually looks like Boris Karloff as Frankenstein

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003 (6)

This image shows the sign on the second entrance, to the right of the door. printed on it, “Entrance only to Box Works and Souvenirs of Burns”

 

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003 (7)

 

Magic Lantern JV Signed 003

Here is the complete image that is on the magic lantern slide. The details when viewed through a jewelers loupe are mesmerizing and when you zoom in there are details unseen by the naked eye.

 

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (2)

View along sea wall of Arbroath Harbour Scotland c.1870’s. Image area measures 6.5cm x 6.5cm or 2 9/16″ x 2 9/16″ . The actual glass slide measures 9cm x 10cm or 4″x 3 1/4″

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (3)

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (4)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (5)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (6)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (7)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (8)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (9)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004 (10)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 004

Magic Lantern JV Signed 005

Magic Lantern JV Signed 006 (2)

c.1870’s Magic lantern glass slide James Valentine quality Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, Aberdeen shire

Magic Lantern JV Signed 006 (3)

c.1870’s Magic lantern glass slide James Valentine quality Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire 2

Magic Lantern JV Signed 006 (4)

c.1870’s Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire close-up detail of river natural rapids

Magic Lantern JV Signed 006 (5)

c.1870’s Magic lantern glass slide showing detail of Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire

 

 

Magic Lantern JV Signed 007 (2)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 007 (3)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 007

Magic Lantern JV Signed 008 (2)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 008 (3)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 008 (4)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 008

Magic Lantern JV Signed 009 (2)

Magic Lantern JV Signed 009

Magic Lantern JV Signed 032 (2)

Scilly Isle, The Giant’s Castle. This slide has JV signed on the bottom and the number 46. The detail is quite exquisite, unfortunately my photography skill are lacking. Either Thomas Rodger or James Valentine is pictured. The glass is cracked, but even with that it does not take away from the composition and light.

Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (2)

James Valentine signed J.V. glass slide. Image is a vista of the town of St. Ives, Cornwall. Detail is extra sharp with even detail of ships visible.

Magic Lantern JV Signed 032

Loaded Camel

Magic Lantern JV Signed 016 (2)

The Horse-Rock, near the Lizard. Lion Rock, near Kynance, Cornwall

Magic Lantern JV Signed 014

Dropping Well in Knaresbourgh showing containers attached with hooks catching water. Detail on this slide is extra sharp

Magic Lantern JV Signed 014 (4)

Here is a close-up of the same glass slide. As far as magic lantern slides go on a scale of 1-10, this is a 11.

Magic Lantern JV Signed 014 (5)

Here is an extra close magnification of the same glass slide and because of the quality you can get close-up views like these that you cannot see with the naked eye. I can spend a half hour just looking for details on these slides. At the end of the caption James Valentine always initialed it with a J.V.

Magic Lantern JV Signed 014 (2)

The dropping well at Knaresbourgh showing the genius of James Valentine in capturing nature with natural light.

Background view of Dropping Well at Knaresborough. The famous petrifying well that turns anything to stone has been an attraction for many centuries

Magic Lantern JV Signed 012 (4)

1870’s Magic Lantern Glass Slide of Dryburgh Abbey covered in ivy, near Dryburgh on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Image area measures 6.5cm x 6.5cm or 2 9/16″ x 2 9/16″ . The actual glass slide measures 9cm x 10cm or 4″x 3 1/4″ The slide has a typed captioned, “Dryburgh Abbey-St. Catherine’s Window. J.V.” naming at the time the west wall of the refectory with rose window, St. Catherine’s Window.

Magic Lantern JV Signed 012 (3)

Close-up of Ivy Covered Dryburgh Abbey. The west wall of the refectory with rose window as if one was standing outside

Magic Lantern JV Signed 012 (5)

A very close-up of Dryburgh Abbey. This magic lantern slide has a typed caption describing scene and is initialed J.V. for James Valentine

Magic Lantern JV Signed 021

The Needles are all that remain of the chalk ridge which once extended to Dorset. An earlier lighthouse once stood on the headland The Lighthouse at The End of The Needles Rocks on The Isle of Wight Hampshire

Magic Lantern JV Signed 013 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 013 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 013 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 013 Magic Lantern JV Signed 014 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 016 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 016 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 016 Magic Lantern JV Signed 020 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 020 Magic Lantern JV Signed 021 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 021 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 022 Magic Lantern JV Signed 023 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 023 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 023 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 023 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 023 Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (9) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 (10) Magic Lantern JV Signed 024 Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 025 Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 026 Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 (9) Magic Lantern JV Signed 027 Magic Lantern JV Signed 028 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 028 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 028 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 028 Magic Lantern JV Signed 030 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 030 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 030 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 030 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 030 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 030 Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 (9) Magic Lantern JV Signed 031 Magic Lantern JV Signed 032 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 032 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 032 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 (9) Magic Lantern JV Signed 033 Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (7) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 (8) Magic Lantern JV Signed 034 Magic Lantern JV Signed 035 Magic Lantern JV Signed 036 Magic Lantern JV Signed 037 Magic Lantern JV Signed 038 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 038 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 038 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 038 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 038 Magic Lantern JV Signed 039 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 039 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 039 Magic Lantern JV Signed 040 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 040 (3) Magic Lantern JV Signed 040 (4) Magic Lantern JV Signed 040 (5) Magic Lantern JV Signed 040 (6) Magic Lantern JV Signed 040 Magic Lantern JV Signed 041 (2) Magic Lantern JV Signed 041

Advertisements
This entry was posted in James Valentine, Magic Lantern Glass Slides. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s