Magic Lantern Slide: Paris. Arc de Triomphe

Description
This slide by William Weaver Baker shows the Arc de Triomphe. It is one of a set of slides of Paris created by Baker, probably around the year 1900 with the Exposition Universelle. The Arc de Triomphe was a monument of victory and remembrance for those who died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The Arc stands at 50m high, the scale of which is shown by the carriage and horse and carts driving beneath.
Accession Loan No.
313/1977/245
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Paris. Arc de Triomphe
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Paris. Arc de Triomphe
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
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
1900
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'ARC DE TRIOMPE[sic]' on top edge; handwritten 'Paris Arc de Triompe.[sic]' on mount

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