Media Archaeology

Magic Lantern Demonstrations:

Featuring 19th Century and early 20th century lantern slides and projectors.

Gearwork mechanical lantern slides.

Animated slip-slides.

Original hand-colored lantern slides.

Magic lantern ephemera.

Joel Schlemowitz and Dawn Elliott photographed by Rose Callahan


Presentations have taken place at:

  • The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn NY
  • Locust Lawn Historic House Museum, Gardiner NY
  • New-York Historical Society, New York NY
  • NYU Cinema Studies, New York NY

Victrola DJ

Featuring 1920s portable Victrola.

1910s horn Vic 1.

Edison Standard Cylinder Player.

Phonograph ephemera.

78 records: 1920s jazz and dance bands; WW1-related music; opera (Caruso, et al); 1910s and 1920s

popular music; 1920s prohibition-related songs.

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Joel Schlemowitz and Dawn Elliott playing original WWI-era records on a portable Victrola

and Edison cylinder player at Historic Cherry Hill, Albany NY, photographed by Michael Joyce


Presentations have taken place at:

  • Historic Cherry Hill, Albany NY
  • Museum Village, Monroe NY
  • Schuyler Mansion, Albany NY

Inquiries: email joel@joelschlemowitz.com