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Lantern slides representing sporting events

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1996

Content Description

This is a collection of thirty lantern slides (8.5 cm sq.) which cover a number of training style poses and sporting/athletic events such as running, shot put throw, high jump, rope pulling, and hurdles. There is no accompanying description, but they appear to be connected with the University of Edinburgh. The Scottish athlete Eric Liddell, who studied at the University in 1920-1924, appears in some of them.

Dates

  • 1920s

Physical Description

Slides in good condition, rehoused in bespoke box.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.
To be handled with gloves.

Extent

30 items

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Library in July 2019. The previous owner had purchased them in a charity chop in London. Accession no. SC-Acc-2019-0090.

Physical Description

Slides in good condition, rehoused in bespoke box.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in June 2021.
Title
Lantern slides representing sporting events, 1920s
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379