This is a Glass Slide simple entitled 'portrait of the Mayors Head.'
The slide is from some time between the Late 19th and early 20th Century. It would have been viewed through a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector.
This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set South Shields Art Gallery Social History collection.
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