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Title
The electoral magic lantern ; Taking votes in a railway car
Names
Walker, Francis Sylvester, 1848-1916 (Delineator)
Frenzeny, Paul (Artist)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

New York City -- Elections -- 1899 & Earlier

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1872-11-30
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC NEW YC-Ele-18
Topics
Crowds -- New York (State) -- New York
Political elections -- New York (State) -- New York -- To 1899
Vote counting -- New York (State) -- New York
Voting -- New York (State) -- New York
Projectors
Presidential elections -- 1870-1879
Railroad passenger cars
top hats
Notes
Source note: Graphic. Illustrated Newspapers, Ltd., 1869-).
Statement of responsibility: "FSW"--initials on bottom image, lower left corner.
Content: Top image: "Mammoth stereopticon", at the corner of Broadway and Twenty-Second Street. "By means of a stereoscopic apparatus and magic lantern, the telegrams [of election results] are rapidly copied on a glass plate, and then put in the apparatus. Large crowds assemble till early in the morning, to watch the returns, which are shown on the wall of some building, covered with a large white sheet."--from source periodical.
Content: Bottom image: "it is a common thing to take votes in the railway carriages during election campaigns, though strictly speaking, it is not so much taking a vote as ascertaining approximately which candidate will have the best chance. Each passenger enters the name of his choice on a piece of paper, and a gentleman, generally a politician, takes his hat and collects the votes. Bets are offered and taken, and after the scrutiny animated discussions arise, each man endeavouring to persuade his opponents."--from source periodical.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 23 x 16 cm. (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17095060
Barcode: 33333159154372
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e51d0970-c55c-012f-3356-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1848: Creator Born
  • 1872: Issued
  • 1916: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The electoral magic lantern ; Taking votes in a railway car" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 25, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cd0c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1872-11-30). The electoral magic lantern ; Taking votes in a railway car Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cd0c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The electoral magic lantern ; Taking votes in a railway car