Treasures of pre-cinema history 

The magic lantern


Wilhelm Burucker, Nürnberg

Not much known is about the Nuremberg workshop for physical instruments...

Augsburg Workshops

Augsburg was in the 17th and 18th century the centre of printmaking...

Johann Friedrich & Johann Christian Wolfgang Rose, Nürnberg

Johann Friedrich Rose was born on June 4, 1751 as the son...

Unknown workshops, Nürnberg

Nuremberg is one of the first places in Germany where magic lanterns have been made since 1671, when Griendl von Ach founded a workshop for scientific instruments. Still, the heydays of the magic lantern laid a century ahead.

John Scott, London

John Scott must have been a smart businessman. In 1782 he founded...