Photograph of the Month: College Employees in Great Court

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This month’s photograph comes from a collection of lantern slides found at a school and donated to Trinity. It shows two college servants standing in the south-east corner of Great Court and was taken c. 1909-1911. The basket was probably used for table linen.

Using the optical device of a magic lantern (an early form of projector), the photographic image on a glass lantern slide could be displayed as a magnified image on any white screen or wall in a darkened room.