Magic Lantern Slide: Newt and shell

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. This slide is one of several ‘made by H.S.’ which Alfred acquired for his lecture set.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Newt and shell
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Newt and shell
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)
Production Year High
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
Handwritten 'Shell -- dispersal' on top edge; Handwritten 'Newt and shell' on top binding strip; Handwritten 'Made by H.S. (reduced and rebound). Newt & shell.' on mount

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