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14 February 2012

Photographic exhibition in Penzance highlights simpler times

A collection of historic photographs assembled by an unknown historian fifty years ago has gone on display at a museum in Cornwall, reliving times gone by.

Curated by Penlee House Photographic Research Group, the exhibition is called 'Through The Lens: Pictures From A Magic Lantern' and showcases 60 images from the 450 that make up the original collection.

A wide range of shots include a photo of the remains of the old Newlyn road destroyed in the great storm of 1880 to a visit by Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show captured in 1904.

The photographic display offers an insight into one of the most important areas of Britain during the 19th and 20th century and highlights a way of local life that will never be seen again.

Situated in the beautiful Cornish coastal town of Penzance, it is just one of many magnificent activities to embrace whilst enjoying a stay in some 5 star accommodation in Cornwall and a perfect addition to your vacation in Britain’s premier holiday resort. 

Image courtesy of Flickr user Tim Green

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