Magic Lantern Slide: Paris. Arc de Triomphe

Description
This slide by William Weaver Baker shows a side view of the Arc de Triomphe. Baker usually produced slides of buildings and objects in Exeter, but this slide is one in a set he made of Paris around 1900. The Arc de Triomphe was a monument of victory and remembrance for those who died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In the foreground are tracks for horse-drawn trams.
Accession Loan No.
313/1977/247
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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