The Isle of Man Through the Victorian Magic Lantern

The Isle of Man Through the Victorian Magic Lantern

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At the end of the 19th century, there was a yearning for times past, when our towns and cities were unpolluted by belching factory chimneys and the pace of life was slower. Some of the best Victorian photographers took and sold photographs which reflected this pre-industrial, perceived 'golden age' and the other-world remoteness and visual charms of the Isle of Man provided suitable locations and subjects. Over one hundred years later, these remarkable photographs enable us to step back in time and experience fragmentary moments in the lives of our Victorian ancestors. This 50 page booklet reproduces thirty four photographs, taken between 1880 and 1920, owned by the Keasbury-Gordon Photograph Archive. Most were taken by Graystone Bird who won many awards for his photography but is now virtually unknown because of the 'forgotten' format in which his images were produced ..... glass 'magic lantern' projection slides. The text is from a fascinating Victorian travel guide published in 1888 and includes sections on the steamer routes to the island and tour itineraries, its history, government, antiquities and language. The photographs and the text complement each other and enable us to travel back in time to visit this small but historically rich British more

Product details

  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514736179
  • 9781514736173