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Magic lantern show. Coloured historical artwork of a magic lantern show. A caricature of a Chinese man being chased by a British sailor is being projected. Magic lantern shows were popular entertainments at this time. The image represents the second China War, an opium war, which had begun at the end of 1857. A British and French naval force had just attacked Tientsin. This artwork was drawn by H. G. Hine in 1858.
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