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Slide set: The progress of Mr Lambkin (gentleman) (comic: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, 1883-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Mr Lambkin makes his toilet
Slide 2
Mr Lambkin sallies forth in all the pride of power
Slide 3
Mr Lambkin with a snug bachelors' party
Slide 4
Mr Lambkin suddenly feels rather poorly
Slide 5
He, with the lady of his affections, joins a Pic-nic
Slide 6
Mr Lambkin, at an evening party, being full of life, &c.
Slide 7
Mr Lambkin -- he burns with rage, jealousy, and revenge
Slide 8
The morning sun shines upon Mr Lambkin at Epsom
Slide 9
Mr Lambkin visits ALL the Theatres, and ALL the Saloons
Slide 10
Mr Lambkin goes to a Masquerade as Don Giovanni
Slide 11
Mr Lambkin makes some most delightful acquaintances
Slide 12
Mr Lambkin at the mercy of Messrs Ogre and Nippers
Slide 13
Mr Lambkin indulges in the usual nocturnal amusements
Slide 14
Mr Lambkin and his friends cut a pretty figure, &c.
Slide 15
Mr Lambkin joins jovial society again
Slide 16
Mr Lambkin's habits grow worse and worse
Slide 17
Mr Lambkin finds that he has been going rather too fast
Slide 18
Mr Lambkin has to be nursed
Slide 19
Mr Lambkin tries the water cure
Slide 20
Mr Lambkin buys a regular hard trotter
Slide 21
Mr Lambkin drinking new milk from the cow
Slide 22
Mr Lambkin determines to reform his habits
Slide 23
Mr Lambkin seeks an interview with his Lady-love
Slide 24
Mr Lambkin at his wedding breakfast
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891 (item ref. 138)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
People involved in slide production

CRUIKSHANK, George  (1792-1878) – creator of source image(s), all 24 slides


The full title of this set is The progress of Mr Lambkin (gentleman) in the pursuit of pleasure and amusement, and also in search of health and happiness. Cruikshank's drawings originally appeared (as The bachelor's own book) in 1865, but a new edition was published in 1883, which may suggest a date for this set.


24 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002049

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 May 2024

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