Digitising lantern slides

On Tuesday this week we digitised 302 lantern slides for the School of Computer Science at University of Manchester. These glass slides are part of a much bigger collection and contained a variety of material, from anatomical drawings to Malaria viruses and insects. Conservator Elaine Sheldon had hand-made a special mount, which served a double purpose. The square base of this mount helped us keep the slides in place throughout the shoot, while the additional “fork” mount enabled us to easily capture any information contained on the narrow top of the slides.

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