Magic Lantern Slide: Brick Kiln and Steeplejacks, Peterborough

This slide by William Weaver Baker shows two men scaling the chimney of a brick kiln. These men were known as steeplejacks, as their work required them to scale high structures like church steeples to carry out repair work. One steeplejack can be seen at the very top of the chimney, with the other descending. It is unclear which brick kiln in Peterborough is shown in the photograph.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
313/1977/335
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Material
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Brick Kiln and Steeplejacks, Peterborough
Simple Name
slide
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'STEEPLE JACKS -- FLETTON' on top edge; handwritten 'Brick Kiln + Steeplejacks. Peterboro'' on mount
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Date
1902?
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Production Person Surname
Baker

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Lantern Slide: Brick Kiln and Steeplejacks, Peterborough