The prompts that accompanied these magic lantern slides borrow heavily from Lewis Carroll’s text, just as the slides closely echo Tenniel’s original designs
“The trial’s beginning” The King and Queen were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great
crowed assembled about them … Alice for some time had been feeling a very curious sensation, which
puzzled her a good deal until she made out what it was—she was growing larger again. Quite forgetting
this in her surprise at hearing the White Rabbit call on “Alice” as the next witness, she jumped up and
tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the Jurymen on the heads of the crowd
below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of gold-fish she had
accidentally upset the week before. “Oh, I beg your pardon!” she exclaimed in a tone of great dismay,
and began picking them up again as quickly as she could. “The trial cannot proceed until all the Jurymen
are back in their proper places,” said the King. Alice found she had put the Lizard in head downwards,
but she soon put that to right.
W. Butcher & Sons
Alice in Wonderland
Magic lantern slides issued in the Primus junior lecturers' series, number 778d
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., 1987, PML 352354.1-7.
Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2015.