Magic Lantern Slide: Agecroft Hall

This slide is part of a set recording historic buildings in north west England, and records Agecroft Hall in Salford. This building was sold in 1925, then dismantled and exported to America where it was rebuilt in Virginia and still survives today. It was made by John Crabtree who lived in Lancashire. Census records give Crabtree’s job title as ‘HM Inspector of Factories’ but he was also a keen amateur photographer, and his slides were donated to the museum by his relative who lived in Exeter.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Agecroft Hall
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Agecroft Hall
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Production Person Initials
John H.
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'Agecroft Hall' on top edge binding strip

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