Magic Lantern Slide: Rooks' Nests, Northernhay

This photographic magic lantern slide was created by Alfred Rowden, an amateur photographer from Exeter. During the First World War he continued his hobbies of photography and nature study and often visited Stoke Woods, near Exeter and other places upstream in the Exe Valley. This is a more unusual image within the city of Exeter itself, and was probably chosen as Alfred was especially keen on birds and their nesting habits.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Rooks' Nests, Northernhay
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'E 389 Rookery E 389' on top edge; handwritten 'Rooks' Nests. Northernhay. / Mch.26.16 A.O. Rowden / E 389' on binding strips
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Person Initials
Production Person Surname
Production Year Low

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Lantern Slide: Rooks' Nests, Northernhay