Glass lantern slides

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1837 DES/EMB/2/14
  • Dates of Creation
      nd (1950s? date of latest work featured)
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      67 glass slides

Scope and Content

EMB/2/14/1-3 The Falcon Hotel [Stratford-upon-Avon]. A timber-framed building dating back to the 16th century, this may have been used by Emberton to illustrate traditional building construction.

EMB/2/14/4-13 Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, by Joseph Emberton. 1931. Photographs and plans. Slides are numbered 22-31.

EMB/2/14/14-26 Prototype steel house, by Joseph Emberton, 1946:

14-15 plans; 16-19 construction and exterior of building; 20-26 interiors.

EMB/27-53 Unidentified housing schemes, probably post-war

27-32 plans and drawings; 33-41 construction; 42-48 exteriors; 49-53 interiors.

EMB/2/14/54-55 Easiwork factory, near Maidstone, Kent, by Joseph Emberton, 1949

EMB/2/14/56-66 Drawings of a scheme for 60 flats. Some drawings are marked as being for the Ministry of Works, and they appear to have been developed for for a site at Bilton, Warwickshire. They may form part of Emberton"s advisory work for the Ministry in the immediate post-war years. One plan shows the area laid out in houses and another a comparison drawing of it laid out with multiple blocks of flats to this scheme. The images cover site, structural and internal layout drawings. The shape of the building is very similar to Emberton"s scheme for the Stafford Cripps Estate, Finsbury, 1954 (see EMB/1/11)

EMB/2/14/67 Drawing of Emberton"s proposed scheme for the area round St Paul"s Cathedral, London, 1954-6. This image can also be found at EMB/1/15.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Glass slides with taped edges. One slide is cracked. Stored in original wooden box.

Archivist's Note

Record edited and catalogue numbers changed by Sue Breakell, 15 October 2010.