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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Waysides and Cathedral
Towns." His selection of slides was excellent and his comments were
most instructive. Friday Fcening, May 21th, Regular ExJiibition of
Lantern Slides.--The slides shown were those contributed by the
Lantern Society of London to the American Lantern Slide
Interchange, this being the last exhibition of the season. Mr. Win.
M. Murray presided at the screen, while Messrs. W. H. Hapgood, C.
C. Roumage and Fred Elgar operated the lantern. The characteristic
feature of the set was the illustration of the famous cathedrals
and abbeys of England, not only the exteriors and interiors
receiving attention, but also the minor details of ornament and
architectural detail, generally unnoticed by the tourist amateur.
Frederick II. Evans had slides of Canterbury Cathedral, as well as
some delightful studies of English hedgerows, which were marvels of
delicate detail. Commander C. E. Gladstone, H. X., contributed
pictures of Canterbury stairs and gateway, interiors and fragments
of York, Exeter, Ely. Wells, and Norwich Cathedrals and of
Glastonbury Abbey. The Reverend Messrs. Pirn and Hick illustrated
Tyuemouth Priory and Crowland Abbey. F. York's pictures of Jamaica
and Trinidad were fine examples of the wet collodion process.
Andrew Pringle's three slides were much admired, especially a
landscape on a collodio-albumen plate. S. G. Buchanan Wollaston's
six pictures of Kentish subjects, besides being very artistic, were
instructive in showing the different effects produced by toning
collodio-bromide and gelatino-bromide plates. However, the last
two, untoued gclatino-bromide, were hardly inferior, in richness of
color and half-tone, to the others. A. R. Dresser's contribution
excelled in quick shutter work, of which perhaps the...
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