Magic Lantern Slide: Amanita muscaria -- Fly Agaric

Alfred Rowden was a keen amateur photographer and natural historian in Exeter. He often gave talks at local field clubs, illustrated with magic lantern slides that he created or purchased from commercial manufacturers. He was especially interested in birds and often visited Stoke Woods, on the outskirts of Exeter, which may have been the location for this photograph of fungus.
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Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Amanita muscaria -- Fly Agaric
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Lantern Slide: Amanita muscaria -- Fly Agaric
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
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Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939)
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Production Country
United Kingdom
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glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'Z.460 Fly Agaric' on top edge; handwritten 'Amanita muscaria. Fly Agaric. 27/9/28 / A.O. Rowden / P.R.L. Z.460 H.Q. Am. Br.' on masking strips

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