Midnight Sermon in the Observatory

A selection of the Clement Lindley Wragge lantern slide collection at Auckland War Memorial Museum. C. L. Wragge was a British meteorologist and theosophist…
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an old photo with some writing on it and the image has been altered to look like a painting
Earth and Sun
Illustration depicting sun in distance in upper left corner with large amounts of comets/stars/rays radiating from it towards the surface of the Earth in the lower right corner. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an old book with pictures of the phases of the moon on it's cover
Phases of the Eclipse
8 images of moon in different stage of eclipse in 2x4 grid. Handwritten in pencil on right side of plate 'Phases of the Moon.' Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
a polaroid photograph with some writing on it and an image of a yellow object in the background
Moon
Yellow tinted image depicting top left quarter of the moon, the majority of which is obscured by shadow. Details of craters visible on surface. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an image of the inside of a circular object with light coming from it's center
Eclipse
Circular image of the moon covering the sun. A dark circle is in the center of the plate with light radiating from behind it. Some red colouring can be seen behind the upper right section of the moon. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
a black and white photo with some writing on the bottom half of it that says u s
Astronomy slide
Clusters of stars and nebulae against a dark sky. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an image of a half moon taken from the ground with writing on it and in chinese
Moon
Purple and yellow tinted plate depicting left side of the moon. A crescent on the furthest left side is visible, showing details of crater, while the rest of the moon is obscured by shadow. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
Circular image. Transparent text on dark background reading "There is no Religion higher than TRUTH! Q.E.D." Postive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro Reading, No Religion, Dark Background, Dark Backgrounds
"There is no religion higher than truth"
Circular image. Transparent text on dark background reading "There is no Religion higher than TRUTH! Q.E.D." Postive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an image of the moon taken from space
Full Moon
Illustration of full moon with details of craters and ridges. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
a black and white photo with the moon phases
Venus 1897
Composite plate showing 9 images of Venus at different phases. Transitions from 1/4 phase to 3/4 phase with some detail of surface. Postive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an image of the moon taken from inside a frame with writing on it that says, look out for this
Moon, 22nd September, 1890, Lick Observatory
Image of lower left portion of moon, other portions obscured by tape. Details of craters visible. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an old photo with white stars on black paper and blue writing in the bottom corner
Astronomy slide
A constellation illustrated through pinpricks in a piece of black paper. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
an old photo with writing on it and the moon
Moon
Photograph of the face of the moon, showing craters and maria. Features of the moon are labelled in surrounding text. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
a yellow plate with writing on it and some ink splatters all over the surface
Sun in Eruption
Circular orange/yellow tinted image of the sun with some red and black masses across the surface. Positive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro
a blue sign with writing on it that says the graewem of the universe
The Grandeur of the Universe!
Handwritten text on blue tinted plate. 'The Grandeur of the Universe!'. Image of a star and shooting comet. Postive lantern slide by Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922). No known copyright restrictions. #space #galactic #scifi #scifiretro #cosmos #outerspace #galaxy #solarsystem #retro