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Slide set: Pompeii: past and present (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, in/before 1890)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Vesuvius, etc., from Castellammare
Slide 2
General view of Pompeii -- Restored
Slide 3
The Basilica, or Hall of Justice
Slide 4

no image available
Slide 5

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Slide 6
North end of the Forum -- Restored
Slide 7

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Slide 8
South end of the Forum -- Restored
Slide 9

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Slide 10
A Street Fountain -- Restored
Slide 11

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Slide 12

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Slide 13
View of the large Theatre
Slide 14
The Small Theatre, from the stage
Slide 15
Temple of Isis
Slide 16
Temple of Aesculapius
Slide 17
Court of the Gladiators
Slide 18**
Excavators clearing the ruins
Slide 19

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Slide 20

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Slide 21
The Amphitheatre, general view
Slide 22
The Stabian Street, and Stepping Stones
Slide 23

no image available
Slide 24
House of Marcus Lucretius
Slide 25
The Street of Nola
Slide 26
A Wine Shop in the Street of Nola
Slide 27**
A Wine and Provision Shop -- Restored
Slide 28

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Slide 29

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Slide 30

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Slide 31
House with Columns -- Restored
Slide 32

no image available
Slide 33**
Temple of Fortune -- Restored
Slide 34

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Slide 35

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Slide 36

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Slide 37

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Slide 38

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Slide 39
The House of Pansa
Slide 40
Interior of the House of Pansa -- Restored
Slide 41
Statue of Diana
Slide 42
House of Sallust
Slide 43
Bronze Ornaments and Money Chests
Slide 44**
Gate of Herculaneum
Slide 45**
Gate of Herculaneum -- Restored
Slide 46
Seat of Mamia, outside the gate
Slide 47**
The Street of Tombs
Slide 48
Villa of Diomede
Slide 49
A Portico and Inner Garden -- Restored
Slide 50

no image available
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 254)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894-1924 (item ref. 30931-30980 / OU)

in stock of Watson & Sons, 1896

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1948 (item ref. MC)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 249)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 143)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 136)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1890)
Reading or song

Pompeii: past and present (London: Wrench & Son, n.d.)


Some of the illustrated slides (mainly those from the Manchester Museum Collection) appear from their labelling and image quality to be original slides by York & Son, but others have a different style of captioning and slightly less clear images, suggesting that they may be remade by E.G. Wood, whose stock code 'OU' they carry along with another apparent stock number 'H117'. Alternatively the 'Wood' slides could be a different set made independently from the same source of images.

There was probably also a set of this title made or published by Wrench & Son, which would explain the double entry for this title in the 1891 Band of Hope Union slide catalogue.

The image source is possibly Luigi Fischetti and E. Neville Rolfe, Pompeii Past and Present: illustrated by photographs of the ruins as they are, with sketches of their original elevations (London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1884).


21 slides known to exist in private collection

14 slides in Manchester Museum Collection

2 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000328

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 April 2024

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