- c. 1923-1933 (Creation)
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1 wood lantern slide case containing glass lantern slides
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British archaeologist and photographer. Born, Stamford 1879. Died, Asyut 1940. Began his photographic career in Florence with the art historian R. Cust. He was then engaged as a excavator at Thebes by Theodore Davis between 1910-14. Then from 1914 onwards he worked for the rest of his career as a photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His task was to record many of the royal and private tombs at Thebes. Between 1922 and 1933 he was lent by the Metropolitan Museum to Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to make a photographic record during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Part of Howard Carter's estate. Bequeathed to Carter's niece Miss Phyllis Walker in 1939.
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Presented by Miss Phyllis Walker in 1946.
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Howard Carter's lantern slides featuring Harry Burton's photographs taken during the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb.
- A twelve-drawered wood chest containing over 600 glass lantern slides
- Belonging to Howard Carter.
- The lantern slides were made from Harry Burton's images.
- Used by Carter in his lectures.
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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.
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