Researching the construction of nineteenth century audiences by the magic lantern

I’m researching the construction of nineteenth century audiences by the magic lantern, mainly through Trove newspaper searches, and finding fun stuff, such as this from the Queensland Worker, ‘Dissolving views’ was another phrase for Magic Lantern Show. I don’t know enough about fin de siecle Queensland politics to get the joke though.

Here we are again, the government's last Christmas feast.

Here we are again, the government’s last Christmas feast.

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