Ref NoS134
Catalogue LevelSeries
TitleRecords of the Isle of Man Board of Advertising: Glass plate lantern slides
DateLate 19th-20th centuries
DescriptionThis collection comprises 81 glass lantern slides. The slides feature promotional photographs of places and people on the Isle of Man taken by various firms for the Isle of Man Board of Advertising. Photographers include: George Bellis Cowen of Ramsey, Isle of Man; W.H. Skillicorn; Graystone Bird of Bath, UK; and Priestley & Sons Ltd. of Egremont.
Physical DescriptionGlass, fragile. Some slides are damaged.
FormatGlass plate slide
Administrative HistoryThe Board of Advertising can trace its origins back to the recommendations of a Tynwald Committee appointed in July 1893. The Tynwald Committee report recommended that 'steps should be taken with a view to prolonging the visiting season in this Island ' and promoting the Island 'as a pleasure and health resort'. The Advertising Rate Act, 1894 empowered a Committee of nine persons to raise monies via the levying of a rate for the ongoing promotion of the Island. 5 Committee members were appointed by Tynwald Court and the remainder by the Town Commissioners on a triennial basis.From 1897 this Committee began to operate under the formal title of the Advertising Committee. In 1904 amending legislation saw the transferral of the Advertising Committee's core functions to the newly established Board of Advertising. The Board of Advertising comprised 13 members, with 7 being appointed by Tynwald Court and the remainder by the Island's Local Authorities (again, on a triennial basis). In 1931, the Board of Advertising functions were transferred to the Isle of Man Publicity Board.
Custodial HistoryThis collection was deposited with the Isle of Man Public Record Office by a former member of the Victoria Manx Society of Melbourne, Australia in August 2018. How the slides came to be in Australia is unclear. The slides were donated to the Melbourne Manx Society (later known as the Victoria Manx Society) roughly 30 years ago and remained in the Society's custody until its formal dissolution around 20 years ago. At this point, and with the agreement of the Victoria Manx Society, the slides were rescued by one of their members (the depositor). Slides were digitised by a member of the Public Record Office team after arrival at the Record Office.
Arrangement of SeriesSlides have been catalogued in the order that they were found in the box on arrival at the Isle of Man Public Record Office. Some slides are labelled with numbers, suggesting a previous original order. These numbers have been included in the 'Alt_Ref_No' field of each catalogue entry.
Access ConditionsOpen. Digital copies of images should be served rather than the original slides.
Link to Digital Copy|d19612ec-8ac5-4189-b76f-fdb2b97c48a1/
Extent81 items
Accession NumberA121

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DS/IM/89Isle of Man; Isle of Man Board of Advertising; 1904-19311904-1931
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