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Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s Featured Penzance Print

Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s

View up Market Jew Street towards the Market House with the statue of Sir Humphrey Davy in front. Sir Humphrey Davy was born in Penzance in 1778 and became President of the Royal Society. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925. He was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his ordinary camera are, in many cases, colour. These were painted by his own hand to great effect

© From the collection of the RIC

The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1974 Featured Penzance Print

The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1974

A view of the Egyptian House in Chapel Street. The Egyptian House was created between 1834 and 1837 by bookseller John Lavin who sold maps, guides and stationery. However, his main business was minerals which he bought, sold and exhibited in a museum which was also housed in the building. The Egyptian House was purchased by the Landmark Trust in 1968. The charity specialises in the restoration of buildings of architectural and historic importance and is now let out as 3 separate apartments. To the left is J.A. Treglown & Sons, Auctioneers, Valuers and Estate Agents. To the right is the premises of bookseller, Peter Dalwood. Photographer: Charles Woolf

© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf