Author(s): Malcolm McCarthy
Lost Cornwall from Magic Lantern Slides is gloriously and profusely illustrated with nearly 300 quality illustrations of a bygone Cornwall. The book transports the reader back to a nostalgic past as well as documenting the hard work and play of locals. The original photographs are positives printed on glass plates of subjects varying from men at work in tin mines to chocolate box images of harbour life.
Many photographs would have been available commercially while others were taken by private individuals for lectures at local social evenings. The reader will find the variety of subjects covered fascinating and the logistical difficulties of cumbersome and technically difficult equipment is discussed in detail.
A must read for anyone interested in magic lantern slides or the photographic history of Cornwall.
|FORMAT||248 x 172 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||15 August 2016|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||286 black-and-white photographs|
A proud Padstonian and Cornishman, Malcolm McCarthy was born in Redruth in 1957. After finishing sixth form, he joined the Metropolitan Police in which he served for twelve years, ten of which were on the Thames Division. Returning to Padstow, he worked as a berthing master for 20 years. Retiring in 1998, he has concentrated on transcribing his vast Cornish document collection, which can be viewed at www.cherishedcollection.com. McCarthy has to date written About Padstow, Around Padstow, Padstow Through Time and Padstow History Tour.