Magic Lantern Slide: Homeward bound, Torquay

This magic lantern slide shows a view of a sail boat off the shore of Torquay, Devon in 1911.

William Weaver Baker was a keen local amateur photographer and his collection of lantern slides offer a rare glimpse of Exeter and the surrounding area in the early twentieth century.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Homeward bound, Torquay
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'TORQUAY BOAT' on top edge; handwritten 'W Weaver Baker' on label; handwritten 'Homeward bound. Torquay. 1911.' 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
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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Lantern Slide: Homeward bound, Torquay