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Slide set: The bashful man (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 7 slides, in/before 1873)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Portrait of the Bashful Man
Slide 2**
Treads on the toes of his host
Slide 3**
Upsets books in the library and spills the ink, wiping it up with his pocket handkerchief
Slide 4**
Spills his soup into his lap and scalds himself
Slide 5**
Drops the hot pudding out of his mouth
Slide 6**
Takes some brandy in mistake for wine, and squirts it out of his mouth and nose over the table and company
Slide 7**
Wipes his face with inky pocket handkerchief, upsets the gravity of the company, and decamps
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
List of popular lantern photographs (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, n.d.), 10

“New and Original Designs.”

1891
Complete catalogue of lantern slides, dissolving views, magic lanterns etc. (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1891), F [1]

“A most laughable description of misadventures resulting from the bashfulness of the hero”

c.1893
J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus (London: Theobald & Co., c.1893), 197

“New and original designs.”

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), 283

“Showing the scrapes and misfortunes he gets into at a dinner.”

Lucerna ID  3005063

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 February 2024

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