Our Life-Boat Men: Images from the Past
A beautiful set of magic lantern painted glass slides offer a rare glimpse at Our Life-Boat Men between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
The images are now owned by Tyne & Wear archives & museums but were originally displayed using a magic lantern or Laterna Magica, an early type of image projector invented in the 17th century. The magic lantern was often used to educate and entertain audiences by shining a concentrated light at an illustrated glass slide,
The series shows a group of life boat men battling treacherous waters and rescuing people in danger. With pipes in their mouths, basic life jackets and large wooden boats, the Our Life-Boat Men series is a real glimpse into the past. View the image series below...
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Image Credits: Tyne & Wear
Article by Jack Bartrop