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Princes Street, with the first Great House and Trevail Monumental Masons, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Princes Street, with the first Great House and Trevail Monumental Masons, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s


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Filename: TRURI-1990-2-12-11.tiff

Size: 4998 x 3348 (4.4MB)

Date: 17th December 2015

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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Princes Street, with the first Great House and Trevail Monumental Masons, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

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 : 1990.2.12.11

Media ID 11490048

© From the collection of the RIC

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a slice of history, showcasing Princes Street in Truro, Cornwall during the 1920s. The image is a glass lantern slide from a lecture titled "Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots" presented by Major Arthur William Gill, an esteemed Cornishman and passionate amateur photographer. Major Gill was renowned throughout Cornwall and beyond for his exceptional presentations of stills and cine film to various prestigious groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, and the London Cornish Society. His quarter plate slides were taken prolifically with his ordinary camera and displayed remarkable colors that he meticulously painted by hand. In this particular photograph, we are transported back in time to witness the first Great House on Princes Street alongside Trevail Monumental Masons. Majestic architecture lines the street as pedestrians stroll along its pavements. The scene exudes an air of elegance and tranquility that characterized this era. The Royal Cornwall Museum proudly houses this extraordinary piece which not only serves as a visual record but also reflects Major Gill's dedication to preserving historic beauty spots across Cornwall. This print is a testament to his artistic talent and commitment to sharing the rich heritage of his beloved county with others.

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