A glass lantern slide show celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the
building of the Columbia River Highway.
Modeled after the great scenic
highways in Europe, the Highway was officially dedicated in 1916. Using
original hand-colored lantern slides from the John Yeon Slide Collection
Oregon Historical Society
– projected using a 1940 Bausch &
Lomb projector – OHS Archivist
will take a closer look at one of the
greatest roadway projects of modern times. Glass lantern slides – a
descendant of the proto-cinematic magic lanterns of the 19th century -
were a common audio visual element up through the 1930s until being
displaced, in part, by 16mm motion picture film.