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.
313/1977/68
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Homeward bound, Torquay
Simple Name
slide
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
Baker
Production Year Low
1908
Production Year High
1937

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Lantern Slide: Homeward bound, Torquay