Magic Lantern Slide: The Political Dog

This slide by William Weaver Baker shows a dog with a political sign attached to it, standing between two boys. The dog is probably a St. Bernard, recognisable by its extra large size. Its coat is likely to have been brown and white, with darker fur on its head. The sign attached to the dog reads ‘Vote for Crawley’. The lack of information recorded on the slide makes the date and location of this scene unknown. It possibly relates to Baron Frederick Crawley who was MP for Prestwich from the late nineteenth century until 1918. The boy on the right also has a sign resting on the brim of his hat.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: The Political Dog
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: The Political Dog
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 'DOG' on top edge; handwritten 'The Political Dog --' on mount

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