“Ye Olden Days” Lantern Plates

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US-GCS DCL Coll-243 Row G AV Ye Olden Days

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“Ye Olden Days” Lantern Plates



Dates: Exact dates unknown. Late 19th to early 20th century

Quantity: One buff glass negative box (11 x 6 x 4 ½), 21 glass plates, and original Wellington trade box.

Arrangement: Front to back as listed below, in two sections. Section one is alphabetized by plate title. Section two is “No Title,” then alphabetized by description. Original trade box is at back.

Background Note: Original container for the slides is a trade box marked “Wellington S. C. P. Lantern Plates for Gaslight Printing & Development.” Affixed to the box is a handwritten label: “Of Ye Olden Days.” The box contained titled educational slides of colonial and pioneer artifacts as pictured in books and diorama displays. The untitled slides included in this collection are photographs of people and buildings and may not have been original to the trade box.

Container List:
Brother Jonathan’s Chaise
Display photograph: Bake Oven: Used Before the Open Fireplace; also Wooden Mortar
Display photograph: Spinning Wheel for Flax; Flax Hetchel; Niddy-Noddy or Hand Reel; Spinning Wheel for Wool Yarn
Foot-stove [with book-page text]
Grain Cradle
Home Life in Colonial Days: Kitchen Fireplace of Whittier’s Home
The Light of Other Days: Candle-moulds (missing lower corner; one side chipped)
The Light of Other Days: Old Glass Lamp (chipped at top)
Meat and Drink: Cheese-basket, Cheese-ladder, Cheese-press
Old Cider Mill (chipped upper corner)
Revolving Churn [with book-page text]
Starting to Break Out the Roads
Wool-cards [with book-page text] (broken along one side)
No Title: Photograph of elderly man sitting on a long bench, smoking a pipe
No Title: Photograph of large farmhouses (?) and barns (outbuildings)
No Title: Photograph of two seated men and one woman standing behind them, with house porch in background
No Title: Photograph of two seated men and one woman standing behind them, with house window in background
No Title: Portrait of elderly couple (seated outdoors)
No Title: Three-story building or house
No Title: two-story house with front porch

Original Box for Titled Lantern Slides

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Donated by: Grinnell Historical Museum

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Archivist's note

Name of Preparer: Liz Cabelli
Date of Preparation: 29 July 2016

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