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This is a hand painted lantern slide depicting a man with horns, inside a handmade wood frame. The slide can be manipulated so the man becomes a werewolf. These images are 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. He also drew and painted illustrations in his diaries. Reader began painting slides in 1866 and continued throughout much of his life, holding magic lantern shows for the local community in his house and at church.

Creator: Reader, Samuel J.
Date: 1904

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Item Number: 224896
KSHS Identifier: 1949.22.43

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