Magic Lantern Slide: Doll Series - All the Dolls

William Weaver Baker and his wife Lily were keen amateur photographers who lived in Exeter for much of their married life. This slide is part of a set they created probably around the years 1910-1915 which features dolls in costumes and scenarios. This tableau composition is taken from a theatrical style with actors in static poses, which was adopted by photographers in Victorian and Edwardian England. This image shows their entire collection of dolls, which are all female apart from two dressed as young boys, one of whom is cheekily lying down at the front of the group.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Doll Series - All the Dolls
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'W Weaver Baker Doll Series' on top edge; handwritten 'All the Dolls.' on top edge binding strip
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

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Lantern Slide: All the Dolls