Magic Lantern Slide: Diamond cutters and polishers, Diamantina

This slide iis part of series showing the process of diamond mining in Kimberley, South Africa and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a photograph of a book page showing female diamond stone cutter and polishers, with their male supervisors standing behind. The slides originally belonged to Miss Edith Aviolet, sub-curator of the museum in the early twentieth century, who had a special interest in geology and held public lectures on this and other natural history topics.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
111/1932/16
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Material
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Diamond cutters and polishers, Diamantina
Simple Name
slide
Inscription Transcription
Handwritten '111/1932.16' on top edge; 'Diamond cutters and polishers, Diamantina' on top binding strip; '111/1932.16' on label
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Year Low
1873
Production Year High
1932

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Lantern Slide: Diamond cutters and polishers, Diamantina