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Slide set: The maids of Lee (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 12 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 [3]

“Two capital series of pictures [this and The men of Ware] illustrating the dangers of delay in making choice of partners for life. The songs are by F.E. Weatherby, and the drawings by W.J. Hodgson.”

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), 297

“F. E. Wetherby's well-known verses of the three maids who had so many faults to find with their suitors, that in the end they remained the three old Maids of Lee.”

Lucerna ID  3005464

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 30 December 2012

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