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Slide set: Aurelia's unfortunate young man (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 5 slides, in/before 1888)

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

“A most laughable story by Mark Twain, in his usual droll manner”

J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus (London: Theobald & Co., c.1893), 215

“Five Original Illustrations. Reading in Vol. I.”

Other reference
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), 281

“Illustrations to the most humorous story by Mark Twain, in which after the engagement the young man becomes 'pitted like a waffle-mound' with small-pox, loses the use of his limbs, his eyes, and his hair, and when M.T. is appealed to as to whether A. ought to marry what is left of the Y.M. ' Try it,' says M.T., ' it would have been a happy conceit if he had started with his neck and broken that first, but since he has tried to string himself out as far as possible you can't upbraid him for it, the best must be done and you must try and not feel exasperated at him.'”

Lucerna ID  3005189

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 October 2019

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