Magic Lantern Slide: Nest of Vespa vulgaris -- exposed

Description
This photographic magic lantern slide was created by Alfred Rowden, an amateur photographer from Exeter. During the First World War he continued his hobbies of photography and nature study and often visited Stoke Woods, near Exeter and other places upstream in the Exe Valley. Alfred was very interested in the different structures of nests, as shown by this wasp’s nest.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/558
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Nest of Vespa vulgaris -- exposed
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Nest of Vespa vulgaris -- exposed
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918)
Production Year Low
12/9/1915
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'E 354 Wasp Nest V. vulgaris E 354' on top edge; handwritten 'Nest of Vespa vulgaris -- exposed / Sep.12.15 A.O. Rowden / Pag. E 354' on masking and binding strips

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