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Before There Was Streaming, the Victorians Had “Magic Lanterns”
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According to research conducted by Exeter's John Plunkett, magic lanterns were a regular part of middle-class life, popping up during birthday parties, holidays and social gatherings. As Katy Scott reports for CNN, this meant that nearly 200 years

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