Magic Lantern Slide: Helix caperata (slide)


Alfred Rowden was a keen amateur photographer and natural historian in Exeter. He often gave talks at local field clubs, illustrated with magic lantern slides that he created or purchased from commercial manufacturers. This slide is one of several to mention the person ‘H.S.’ which Alfred seems to have acquired for his lecture set. The initials ‘R.T.M.’ probably refer to Ralph Morgan, another local natural historian who gave a lecture in 1904 on the topic of ‘land and fresh-water shells’.


Handwritten 'Helix caperata' on top edge
Handwritten 'Helix caperata' on top binding strip
Handwritten 'Made by R.T.M. from H.S.'s negative. H. caperata' on mount

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