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Slide set: Prayer and potatoes (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 9 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set
Catalogue and price list of magic lantern slides and photographic transparencies (London: J. Brandon Medland, c.1889), C 13

“A Trial of Faith, an Anecdote from Real Life. Nine Original Illustrations”

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

“An anecdote of real life; a lesson of faith and practical charity”

J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus (London: Theobald & Co., c.1893), 190

“A Trial of Faith, an Anecdote from Real Life. Nine Original Illustrations.”

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), 302

“The widow sends for the Deacon, with the idea that he will provide her with potatoes, but he prays for her spiritual good, whilst she wants the potatoes.”

Lucerna ID  3005559

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 February 2021

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