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Slide set: 'Vat you please' (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1873)

Known references to this set
Complete catalogue of lantern slides, dissolving views, magic lanterns etc. (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1891), F [2]

“A humorous story of two Frenchmen, one of whom gets warmed inside, and the other outside, through taking the waiter at his word”

c.1893
J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus (London: Theobald & Co., c.1893), 191

“Six Original Illustrations.”

c.1913
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 367
Other reference
1888
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 313

“Describing the way one Frenchman gets a dinner, and another a hiding, by saying 'Vat you please.'”

Lucerna ID  3003728

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 October 2021

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