With a background in theatre, "Professor" Lambert provided song and sound effects to accompany his show. His choice of slides gave the feel of the magic lantern shows of yesteryear while illustrating a history of the shows and their typical content and social messages -- all this with thumbnail histories of such diverse subjects as lighting, effect of bicycles and the auto on roads, rideau canal, and the train cars built to carry immigrants to the prairies.
I have picked a small selection of his slides to give you an idea of the breadth of his subject matter. If you have a change to see one of his shows, DON'T MISS IT! His patter, song, sound effects, and manipulation of the animated slides bring home the amazing thrill of the magic lantern shows of a century ago.
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Please note that these images are the property of Lindsay Lambert who has kindly allowed us to display them. The images were captured from the screen during the slide show using a Nikon 990 digital camera and adjusted and sized in Photoshop.