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Through the Lens

Time: January 21, 2012 at 10:30am to March 17, 2012 at 4pm
Location: Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Street: Morrab Road
City/Town: Penzance
Website or Map: http://www.penleehouse.org.uk
Phone: 01736 363625
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: jeremy rice
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2012

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Event Description

On show at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance is an exhibition of long-lost photographs of the town and the surrounding district taken from a Magic Lantern slide show put together by an unknown local historian some 50 years ago.  The collection was purchased by Penlee House from David Lay’s Penzance Auction House in 2009, with grant aid from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund – a national organisation which helps Museums to buy important items – and funding from the Friends of Penlee House.  Since then, a team of volunteers has worked to scan and research the images so that they are now available for the public to enjoy for the first time in many decades.

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