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An early method of projection, this magic lantern was produced by the optician Benjamin Pike Jr. of New York City in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Benjamin Pike, Jr. was born in New York City in 1809 and died near Astoria, Long Island…

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A copy print of an advertisement for E. Anthony's Daguerrean Supply House - later E. & H. T. Anthony and Company - the largest photographic supply store in the country in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Anthony was born in New York…
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