Magic Lantern Slide: Kitten Set No. 6

This magic lantern slide shows a portrait of a kitten. As well as scenic views of Devon, William Weaver Baker enjoyed photographing his pets. He called this series of slides ‘Kitten Studies’.

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: Kitten Set No. 6
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'Kitten Set No 6' on mount
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Town
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Person Initials
William Weaver
Production Person Surname
Production Year Low

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Lantern Slide: Kitten Set No. 6