Magic Lantern Slide: Beverley Misericord - Apes

This photographic slide by William Weaver Baker shows a misericord at Beverley Minster depicting a group of apes robbing a pedlar. In the image are eight apes passing around items from the pedlar’s bag. On the supports is an ape reaching to the central scene, and on the right is an ape sitting below a cat in a tree. The misericords at Beverley Minster are believed to have been carved by the Ripon School of Carvers in 1520.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Beverley Misericord - Apes
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'MISERICORDE Beverley' on top edge; handwritten 'Beverley Misericord. Apes.' 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: Beverley Misericord - Apes