Tag Archives: lantern slide

A College Responds to the Spanish ‘Flu Outbreak of 1918-19

Archaeologists – at least the ones in our archives – had a knack for using whatever came to hand for their own purposes. This often leads to the preservation of surprising nuggets of social history wedged in between the archaeological research, … Continue reading

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Repurposing the lantern slide way

One of our volunteers spotted this in one of the Institute’s lantern slide boxes and called it to our attention: What was it that attracted his interest? Was it the little round label ‘6054’ which indicated that the slide had … Continue reading

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The Sanger Shepherd Process

We’re making a start on cleaning, digitizing and recording a beautiful cabinet of lantern slides which used to form part of the Ashmolean Lantern Slide Lending Library. It’s a big job, and one we couldn’t do without the help of our … Continue reading

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The Historic Environment Image Researcher, Dr Janice Kinory, has been thinking about a particular image… ‘As a guest blogger, I’d like to use this venue to write about how old images in the HEIR Project collection can provide a fresh … Continue reading

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Lost views: ‘Palaces of Mechatta’

This image from our lantern slide collection is labelled “PALACES OF MECHATTA: ON EDGE OF SYRIAN DESERT, CARVING” “SYRIA (6th AD) “XEm” The monumental unfinished palace of Qasr Mshatta was discovered and excavated in 1840, and lies about 30km south … Continue reading

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