Newton's lantern slide catalogue (1920s)

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EDUCATION. It has been found, in practice, that to instruct visually as well as orally, is by far the most effective method of teaching—seeing a fact illustrated is of great assistance in memorizing it, and in consequence, the use of the Lantern in teaching has become almost universal among all classes—we believe that most of the best-known schools in the United Kingdom, India and the Over- seas Dominions now employ this means of instruction. In our earnest desire to meet this great demand, we have taken steps to secure many thousands of new Educational Slides, and are now publishing lists of them in the most comprehensive and exhaustive catalogue ever issued. Our complete Catalogue of Lantern Slides is now so large that we are publishing it in Sections, so that it may be kept up to date more con- veniently, and intending customers need only take the Section in which they are interested. Newton’S Lantern Slide Catalogue. 8E10TI0N 1. health, comprising medical science, hygiene and SOCIAL WELFARE. 2. SCIENCE; ASTRONOMY, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, &c. 3. NATURAL HISTORY, AGRICULTURE AND NATURE STUDY. 4. GEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. 5. GEOGRAPHY. 6. HISTORY. 7. INDUSTRIES AND MANUFACTURES. 8. ARCHITECTURE, 9. ART, LITERATURE, AND MISCELLANEOUS. 10. SCRIPTURE, LANTERN SERVICES CHURCH HISTORY AND ^ MISSIONARY S UBJECTS. / NATURAL HISTORY. There is perhaps no subject which has aroused keener and more wide- spread interest at the present time than Natural History, and in publishing this new catalogue a special effort has been made to ensure that the thousands of slides appearing in the list shall provide really good material for those who desire to bring under observation various aspects of the wild life of nature. The value of this forrn of visual instruction, with its power of bringing objects vividly before the students has been abundantly demonstrated during the past years, and the use of the Lantern as an aid to teaching has now become an accepted factor in almost every Educational Institution, both in England and Overseas. In glancing through the pages of this catalogue, it will be noted that many of the subjects are represented by large numbers of entirely new slides which will be found to contain considerable variety and detail, and are the outcome of personal observation by the following well-known photographers and artists:— R. B. LODGE. FRANCIS WARD. H. LAZENBY. A. THORBURN. DOUGLAS ENGLISH. O. WILKINSON Among other attractive groups, special mention should be made of the slides illustrating the fine series of books (Longmans) on ;— The Natural History of S. Africa. The Naturalist’s Sketch Book. Birds and Mammals of S. Africa. Game Birds and Wild Fowl. Lantern Talks on Bird and Animal Life have become increasingly popular, and are found to be a constant source of interest and pleasure. Of special interest to Preparatory Schools are the new se.ts illustrating the educational series " Eyes and no Eyes,” published in ten separate books by Cassell & Co. Price is. ^d. each. AGRICULTURE AND NATURE STUDY. Botany occupies the last eighteen pages of this Section and Agricultural Botany, Fruit Culture, and the Farming Industry generally, are detailed on pages 197 to 217.