Painted magic lantern slides by H M J Underhill


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windmills Painted magic lantern slides by H M J Underhill

Henry Michael John Underhill (1855-1920), an Oxford antiquarian and magic lantern slide painter, had interests which included entomology and microscopy, the anthropology of folk-tales and British archaeology.

After his death, his papers and slides were donated to various parts of Oxford University. The painted slides of windmills that he produced to accompany his 1907 lecture on windmills were amongst the bits of the collection that ended up at the the Institute of Archaeology.

Underhill also did a photographic survey of Oxfordshire and Berkshire windmills and those slides are not available online. This and other Underhill windmill material is variously to be found in the Oxford Bodleian Library, the Oxford Museum of the History of Science, and the Oxford University Department of the History of Art.
Item: #395, Posted: 3/11/04.


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