Magic Lantern Slide: Old parish registers damaged by damp, etc.

Description
This magic lantern slide by William Weaver Baker shows a collection of parish registers, the majority of which are in poor condition with torn covers and damaged pages. The title and topic of the slide suggests Baker was interested in preservation of historic objects, and this photograph is an early example of the topic of object conservation. Baker was very interested in Exeter’s historic buildings and objects and recorded many of these in his photographs, often working with the museum and the Cathedral. It is not known where these registers were stored, but is possible they were part of Exeter Cathedral’s library.
Accession Loan No.
313/1977/635
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Old parish registers damaged by damp, etc.
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Old parish registers damaged by damp, etc.
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 'OLD PARISH REGISTERS' on top edge; handwritten 'Old Parish Registers damaged by damp. +c.' on mount

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