Magic Lantern Slide: Horse Mushroom

This slide contains the imprint of the spores of a Horse mushroom contained between the two sheets of glass. This method of recording spore patterns was a popular form of recording and analysing the natural world, used by amateur botanists. It is one of a set of slides on this topic which belonged to John Crabtree, and are thought to have been created by him.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsionbiological material
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Horse Mushroom
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'Horse Mushroom' on top edge binding strip
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Person Initials
John H.
Production Person Surname
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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Lantern Slide: Horse Mushroom