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Slide set: The greatest plague of life: or the adventures of a lady in search of a good servant (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Nearly worried to death
Slide 2**
Engaging a servant
Slide 3**
When the missus is out the cats play
Slide 4**
Followers, relations, and friends
Slide 5**
A country cousin, ma'am
Slide 6**
Out for a holiday
Slide 7**
The novel reader
Slide 8**
The gossipers
Slide 9**
Out in the parks
Slide 10**
Oh, ha! let them ring again
Slide 11**
Policeman finds the door open
Slide 12**
Evening party of friends, and return of the missus
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

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)
Related slide set

see generic title The greatest plague of life (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

CRUIKSHANK, George  (1792-1878) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003517

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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