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Slide set: The bottle (story: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The bottle is brought out for the first time
Slide 2**
He is discharged from his employment for drunkenness
Slide 3**
An execution sweeps off the greater part of their furniture
Slide 4**
They are driven by poverty into the streets to beg. They still supply the bottle
Slide 5**
Cold, misery, and want destroy their youngest child. The bottle still consoles them
Slide 6**
Fearful quarrels, the natural consequence of the frequent use of the bottle
Slide 7**
He kills his wife with the instrument of all their misery, the bottle
Slide 8**
The bottle has done its work. [...]
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, , dates unknown (item ref. 57)

in stock of W.C. Hughes, dates unknown

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 413)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 7698)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 598)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

J.W. McCall, ‘The bottle’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The bottle (generic set title – 6 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

CRUIKSHANK, George  (1792-1878) – creator of source image(s), all 8 slides

Riley catalogue gives the total as 9 slides – this is possibly a misprint, or may indicate an additional title slide or another slide set.

1 slide known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides in The Hive, Worcester

8 slides in A.H. Whinfield Collection

Lucerna ID  3000731

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 May 2024

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