Magic Lantern Slide: Trust!

This slide by William Weaver Baker shows a dog looking down at a treat. The title of the piece ‘Trust!’ is a comical title and refers to the owner trusting this dog not to eat the treat. The breed of dog is not specified in the title of the slide, which was unusual for Weaver Baker’s collection of dog photographs. It is possibly a pug, recognisable by its curly tail and flat face. The dog is shown wearing a collar with studs.

Object Summary

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