Can you throw light on our lantern slides?

The Representative Church Body Library – which serves as the Church of Ireland’s central archive repository – holds a large collection of lantern slides, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which have been donated for safe keeping. Many have been digitized to protect their quality and can be viewed in the Church online photo gallery:

An unidentified coastal village or town, pictured around 1910, from the RCB Library’s lantern slide collection.

Throughout next week, from Monday (13th July) to Friday (17th July), five themes from the collection will be highlighted on the Church of Ireland website, focusing on portraits,…

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