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Slide set: John Ploughman's pictures (lecture: York & Son, 38 slides, 1880-1887)

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Slide 1

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Slide 2
Never burn a Candle at both ends
Slide 3
One Hunchback laughs at another
Slide 4
Empty Sacks
Slide 5
The old Man and his Donkey
Slide 6
A Horn-Blower but not a Hunter
Slide 7
Don't shave with a Handsaw
Slide 8

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Slide 9
The Hole under the Nose
Slide 10
Sweep before your own Door
Slide 11
Duly Feed Man and Steed
Slide 12

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Slide 13

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Slide 14
He has got the Fiddle, but not the Stick
Slide 15

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Slide 16

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Slide 17
Ride not your Hobby too hard
Slide 18

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Slide 19

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Slide 20
The Cat's Foot
Slide 21

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Slide 22
You can't catch the Wind in a Net
Slide 23

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Slide 24
Like cat with kit
Slide 25
The Horse with a Halter
Slide 26
Beware of Man-Traps
Slide 27

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Slide 28

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Slide 29
Stick to it and succeed
Slide 30
Cart before the Horse
Slide 31

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Slide 32
Fools set Stools for Wise Men to stumble over
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Slide 34

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Slide 35
The cracked Dish
Slide 36
Grasp all and lose all
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Slide 38
Every Bird likes its own Nest
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 70)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 7711-7748)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1909 (item ref. IF)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 361)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 163)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 493)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1880, latest possible 1887)
Reading or song

Charles H. Spurgeon, John Ploughman's pictures: or, more of his plain talk for plain people (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1880)

Related slide sets

continued by John Ploughman's picture hymns (song: York & Son, 17 slides, in/before 1891)

see generic title John Ploughman's pictures (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

YORK, Frederick  (1823-1903) – slide 9

Lucerna ID  3000435

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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