Magic Lantern Slide: In the Dark Room (Artificial light photograph)

This image is probably of William Weaver Baker himself. It is a black and white image which was printed onto a red-tinted lantern plate to give the red effect. The handwritten label on the slide states the location is a photographic dark room. Weaver Baker has also specified it is an ‘artificial light photograph’, suggesting he was experimenting with different light settings. Other slides he created appear to show he had an interest in taking photographs of interesting lighting situations. This is a very unusual historic image recording part of the photographic process.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: In the Dark Room (Artificial light photograph)
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: In the Dark Room (Artificial light photograph)
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'In the Dark Room. (Artificial light photograph)' on mount

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