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Slide set: Historical portraits (portrait: G.W. Wilson, at least 747 slides, in/before 1891)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1

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Slide 2

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Slide 3

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Slide 4

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Slide 5

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Slide 6

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Slide 7

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Slide 8

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Slide 9

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Slide 10**
Grace Darling
Slide 11

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Slide 12

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Slide 13

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Slide 14

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Slide ?
Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk
Slide ?
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Slide ?
Oliver Cromwell
Slide ?
Sir Francis Drake
Slide ?
King Charles I
Slide ?

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** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
at least 747 (highest known slide number is 747)

G.W. Wilson, Scotland

Other related organisation

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

Main type of image
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1891)
Related slide set

see generic title Historical portraits (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

CHARLES I OF ENGLAND, King   (1600-1649) – slide ?

CROMWELL, Oliver  (1599-1658) – slide ?

DARLING, Miss Grace  (1815-1842) – slide 10

DRAKE, Sir Francis  (c.1540-1596) – slide ?


This set was added to over several years - the 1891 UKBHU catalogue lists 12 slides with 2 later additions; the 1894 GWW advertisement refers to 385; some later references are to as many as 747.


3 slides known to exist in private collection

4 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000282

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 31 July 2020

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