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Slide set: How Uncle Pompey jined de pledge: a temperance negro sketch (story: Walter Tyler, 12 slides, in/before 1891)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Slide 2
'I'se jined de pledge!' sang out little Abe
Slide 3
He belonged to the sad, dark army of Drink
Slide 4
'Uncle Pomp, don' -- don' ye want to jine'
Slide 5
He triumphantly glared down on the bold Cadet
Slide 6
Uncle Pompey, fat and heavy, climbed upon the roof
Slide 7
'Help! help! help!' he yelled
Slide 8
'Run, Abe!' screamed Aunty Flora
Slide 9
What if he came through the roof?
Slide 10
'Can't hab dis ladder until ye say ye'll jine'
Slide 11
Uncle Pompey said, 'I'll jine'
Slide 12
Interior -- Niggers rejoicing
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 396)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1891-1909 (item ref. 551)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894-1912 (item ref. 1785)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 74)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1891)
Reading or song
Related slide set

see also How Uncle Pete joined the pledge (story: manufacturer unknown, 12 slides, in/before 1909)


The list of slide titles for this set in the Tyler catalogue is identical to that for How Uncle Pete joined the pledge (Lucerna 3011708). Whether the images were different in the two sets, and the reason for the alternative title, are unknown.

Lucerna ID  3000715

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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