Magic Lantern Slide: Tintern Abbey

This image by William Weaver Baker shows Tintern Abbey in Wales. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Tintern was a ‘romantic ruin’, but the ivy which contributed to this atmosphere was removed by the Office of Works in the early twentieth century. The foliage visible in this photograph suggests it was taken prior to the removal of the ivy, so dates the image to before 1928.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Tintern Abbey
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'TINTERN' on top edge; handwritten 'Tintern Abbey' on mount
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Production Person Surname
Production Year High

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Lantern Slide: Tintern Abbey