Magic Lantern Slide: The Political Dog

This slide by William Weaver Baker shows a dog with a political sign attached to it, standing between two boys. The dog is probably a St. Bernard, recognisable by its extra large size. Its coat is likely to have been brown and white, with darker fur on its head. The sign attached to the dog reads ‘Vote for Crawley’. The lack of information recorded on the slide makes the date and location of this scene unknown. It possibly relates to Baron Frederick Crawley who was MP for Prestwich from the late nineteenth century until 1918. The boy on the right also has a sign resting on the brim of his hat.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: The Political Dog
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'DOG' on top edge; handwritten 'The Political Dog --' 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

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Lantern Slide: The Political Dog