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Hand painted lanternslide holding two panes, depicting a butterfly and a robin, inside a handmade wood frame. This slide is part of a collection made by Samuel Reader between 1866 and 1913. Reader was a Kansas farmer who was active in the early Topeka community. He built two homes, served in the Civil War, and wrote in a diary nearly every day for 64 years. Reader began painting slides in 1866 and continued throughout much of his life. He shared these magic lantern shows with the local community in his house and church.

Creator: Reader, Samuel J.
Date: between 1866 and 1913

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Item Number: 224884
KSHS Identifier: 1949.22.34

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