Magic Lantern Slide: Doll Series - In School

Description
William Weaver Baker and his wife Lily were keen amateur photographers who lived in Exeter for much of their married life. This slide is part of a set they created probably around the years 1910-1915 which features dolls in costumes and scenarios. This tableau composition is taken from a theatrical style with actors in static poses, which was adopted by photographers in Victorian and Edwardian England. This image shows a five dolls in a school scene, with a female doll as the teacher sitting in a cane chair, and four pupils. One of the dolls is wearing a ‘Dunce’s hat’ as he has made a mistake with his sums.
Accession Loan No.
313/1977/228
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Doll Series - In School
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: In School
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Baker
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
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'In School. Doll Series.' on mount

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