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Hand painted lanternslide in handmade wood frame. Titled, "Site of Castle Fotheringay / Execution of Mary Q. of Scots." This slide is part of a collection made by Samuel Reader between 1866 and 1913. Reader was a Kansas farmer who was active in the early Topeka community. He built two homes, served in the Civil War, and wrote in a diary nearly every day for 64 years. Fotheringhay Castle was located in Northamptonshire, England, about 50 miles from the birthplace of Reader's father. Reader began painting slides in 1866 and continued throughout much of his life. He held magic lantern shows for the local community in his house and at church.
Creator: Reader, Samuel J.
Date: between 1866 and 1913
Item Number: 224873
KSHS Identifier: 1949.22.26
Collections - Museum
Date - 1861-1869
Date - 1870s
Date - 1880s
Date - 1890s
Date - 1900s
Date - 1910s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Original Art - Transparency, Lantern-slide
People - Notable Kansans - Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914
Places - Cities and towns - Indianola
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - International - England
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts