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Mounted sepia photographic print of the spot line floor during the remodelling of the Royal Opera House stage, 1900-1901

Collection: Edwin O Sachs Photographic Collection
Reference code: ROH/SAC/2/04
Date: 1900 - 1901
Date notes: Print undated; album dated 1901.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 sepia photographic print
Scope and content: The photograph shows the view up the prompt side spot line floor to the metal spiral staircase that ran from the fly floor to the grid. The spot line floor was between the fly floor and the grid and was used to fly single items to and from the stage, for example, smaller cloths or side flats of scenery, which were still operated manually. To the left is the rail overlooking the stage, to the right the ropes of the counterweight system. Handwritten in pencil on the back of the mount is 'Alfred Ellis, 51 Baker St, W'. This image is also in the album (ROH/SAC/1/32).
Creator: Alfred Ellis
Dimensions: Mount: height 33 cm; Mount: width 26 cm; Print: height 24 cm; Print: width 19.5 cm
Copyright: A copy is available subject to copyright restrictions and the condition of the original material.
Condition: Good. Bottom right corner of the mount is damaged.
Alternative number: ROH copy negative and print: DUB 2380