Wheel of Life magic lantern slide, British, 1870s.
Important Magic Lantern Slide known as " the wheel of life"
English Lantern Slide, patented by Thomas Ross in 1869 and 1871. The discs were rotated during projection to obtain a moving image, long before the existence of cinematography.
In this example, a person is seen climbing up and down a ladder.
Wheel of Life magic lantern slides