Magic Lantern Slide: The Cliff Railway, Lynmouth

Description
This magic lantern slide shows a view of the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway in 1910. The railway opened in 1890 and continues to take passengers between Lynton and Lynmouth today. it is the world’s highest and steepest water powered cliff railway still in operation.

William Weaver Baker was a keen local amateur photographer and his collection of lantern slides offer a rare glimpse of Exeter and the surrounding area in the early twentieth century.
Accession Loan No.
313/1977/65
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: The Cliff Railway, Lynmouth
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: The Cliff Railway, Lynmouth
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 Year Low
1908
Production Year High
1937
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Collection Town
Lynmouth
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'The Cliff Railway Lynmouth. 1910' on mount

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