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Ashway farmhouse, Sir George Williams' childhood home

Item Information

Title:
Ashway farmhouse, Sir George Williams' childhood home
Description:
A lantern slide depicting a painting of Sir George Williams' birthplace, Ashway farmhouse. Ashway farmhouse is located in southern England, five miles outside of Dulverton, Somerset, England. The lantern slide was created by Jonathan A. Rawson, Jr.
Creator:
Rawson, Jonathan A.
Date:
[1910?–1930?]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Lantern Slide Collection
Subjects:
International Young Men's Christian Association
Williams, George, Sir, 1821-1905
Lantern slides
Houses
Extent:
3in. x 4in.
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Publisher:
YMCA International Committee of the Associations
Notes:
Sir George Williams was born in 1821 and in 1844 founded the first Young Men's Christian Association in London, England. The YMCA movement spread quickly throughout Europe and overseas to North America. Williams' was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1894, the fiftieth anniversary of the YMCA. Williams died in 1905 and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.
This lantern slide is part of a series of eight slides that appear to be on YMCA history, mostly concerning George Williams. The series includes LS-06-01, LS-06-02, LS-06-03, LS-06-04, LS-06-05, LS-06-06, LS-06-07, and LS-06-08. Most of the series was created by Jonathan A. Rawson Jr. (347 Madison Ave., New York City), except LS-06-05 which was created by Scott Studios, (Scott Studios, 24 E. 55th St., New York City). Several of these images were reprinted in the October, 1921 issue of Association Men (Student Edition).
Is part of LANT-SET-09
Identifier:
LS-06-01