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Interior of the Old Grammar School, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1925

Interior of the Old Grammar School, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1925


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Filename: TRURI-1990-2-12-7.tiff

Size: 4848 x 3522 (5.7MB)

Date: 17th December 2015

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

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Interior of the Old Grammar School, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1925

Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925. He was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his ordinary camera are, in many cases, colour. These were painted by his own hand to great effect

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TRURI : 1990.2.12.7

Media ID 11490499

© From the collection of the RIC

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This print showcases the interior of the Old Grammar School in Truro, Cornwall, around 1925. The image was captured by Major Arthur William Gill, a renowned Cornishman and amateur photographer who gained fame for his presentations of stills and cine film during the 1920s and 1930s. This particular glass lantern slide was part of his lecture titled "Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots" which he delivered to various esteemed groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, and the London Cornish Society. Major Gill's quarter plate slides were taken with an ordinary camera but displayed extraordinary colors due to his meticulous hand-painting technique. His artistic touch added depth and vibrancy to each image, making them truly remarkable visual experiences. The Old Grammar School depicted in this photograph exudes a sense of history and grandeur. Every detail is meticulously preserved through Major Gill's lens - from the intricately carved wooden desks to the ornate ceiling beams that bear witness to centuries past. As we gaze upon this stunning piece of Cornish heritage frozen in time, we are transported back to an era when education was revered within these hallowed halls. Major Gill's dedication as both a photographer and presenter allows us today to appreciate not only the beauty spots scattered throughout Cornwall but also its rich cultural legacy encapsulated within architectural gems like this one.

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