Our Lifeboatmen – magic lantern slides from long ago

These wonderful images of magic lantern slides from a century ago come from the Tyne & Wear Archive Flickr set Our Life-Boat Men. Follow the link to see more!

I wonder whether the series represents a particular incident and a particular group of lifeboatmen? I’d guess magic lanterns were too early for one of these blokes to be the legendary Henry Blogg of the Sea Palling lifeboat station. The line throwing technique looks good mind!

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for passing this one along…

Photos of Hull trawlermen at the turn of the 20th century on Retronaut

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Retronaut has this fabulous magic lantern slide set depicting Hull trawlermen. Curated by James Morley, as well as cute dogs, images of great camaraderie, cute dogs and boats, there are are also posed group shots, moments of cross dressing and even a little nudity…