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Slide set: [Whinfield Collection: If London were like Venice] (story: privately made, 14 slides, in/after 1899)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
[Set 1]
Slide L.S.628
The Banco and Palazzo di Royal Exchange
Slide L.S.629
Palazzo degli Horse Guards
Slide L.S.630
Cathedral and Piazza di St Paul's
Slide L.S.631
How Her Majesty's Theatre would look -- if London were like Venice
Slide L.S.632
Lago di Piccadilly -- late Piccadilly Circus
Slide L.S.633
Stazione di Pancras -- late St Pancras Station
Slide L.S. 634
If London were like Venice Hyde Park Corner would be much improved
[Set 2]
Slide L.S.628
The Banco and Palazzo di Royal Exchange
Slide L.S.629
Palazzo degli Horse Guards
Slide L.S.630
Cathedral and Piazza di St Paul's
Slide L.S.631
How Her Majesty's Theatre would look -- if London were like Venice
Slide L.S.632
Lago di Piccadilly -- late Piccadilly Circus
Slide L.S.633
Stazione di Pancras -- late St Pancras Station
Slide L.S.634
If London were like Venice Hyde Park Corner would be much improved
Number of slides
14
Manufacturer
Main type of image
photograph
Main usage of set
story
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1899)
Source of slide images

Somers L. Summers, If London were like Venice: oh! that it were! in Harmsworth Magazine

Reading or song

Somers L. Summers, If London were like Venice: oh! that it were! in Harmsworth Magazine

People involved in slide production

WHINFIELD, A.H.  (c.1863-1917) – slide maker, all 14 slides

Notes

The slide images are photographed, presumably by A.H. Whinfield, from the cut-and-paste composite illustrations (credited there to Messrs R. Thiele & Co.) in a short story in Harmsworth's Magazine of August 1899. Whinfield made two copies of each image, shown here as 'set 1' and 'set 2'.

The premise of the story is that subsidence and rising river levels have flooded London, with the result that all transport is by water and buildings and other city features have been renamed in Italian, as shown in the slide titles. The narrator turns out to have been dreaming while anaesthesised in a dentist's chair.

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Lucerna ID  3010378

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 December 2018

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