Magic Lantern Slide: Flower Studies - Lilac

This photographic slide by William Weaver Baker records a specimen of Lilac with purple flowers. Weaver Baker was a keen amateur photographer and produced sets of slides on different themes, this slide being part of a set of 52 flower images. The composition of the image is very interesting as the specimen appears to be suspended in mid-air to show the blooms to their best effect. The remains of his name label at the bottom of the slide suggests he lent it for a lecture or competition.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Collector Excavator
Weaver Baker, Mr
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Flower Studies - Lilac
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten slide title 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: Lilac -- purple