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Slide set: The fairy gift (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 5 slides, in/before 1888)

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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), 287

“A maiden, who thinks there is too much to do, asks a fairy for a magic wand to get her work done, but fairy gives her ten little workmen, who get all the work done, and then she promises to leave them if they are never allowed to be idle (the workmen are the maiden's own fingers and thumbs).”

Lucerna ID  3005303

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 April 2021

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