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Slide set: From the Olde House to the World's End: or, lessons from public house signs (lecture: WMSSU, 60 slides, 1906)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Title
Slide 2
Ye Olde House at Home
Slide 3
The Cottage of Content
Slide 4
The Home Cottage
Slide 5
Old Cottages
Slide 6
The Cat and the Fiddle
Slide 7
Slide 8
A Cornish Sign
Slide 9
The Rat's Castle
Slide 10
The Blind Beggar
Slide 11
The Gate
Slide 12
John Burns' Appeal
Slide 13
Robin Hood and Little John
Slide 14
Sir Frederick Treves' Statement
Slide 15
Live and Let Live
Slide 16
The Bar as a Bank
Slide 17
The Horn of Plenty
Slide 18
The Little Fox
Slide 19
The Rent Day
Slide 20
The Number One
Slide 21
The Drink Bill for 1904
Slide 22

no image available
Slide 23
The Queen's Head
Slide 24

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Slide 25
The Tiger
Slide 26
A Drunken Woman
Slide 27
The Railway Hotel
Slide 28
The Pledge
Slide 29
The Down Line
Slide 30
The Lost Child
Slide 31
Seeking the Lost Child
Slide 32
Hymn 'Where is my wandering Boy?'
Slide 33
The Flowing Stream and Terminus Shades
Slide 34
The Dewdrop
Slide 35
The Widow's Son
Slide 36
At the Cottage Door
Slide 37
What drink does
Slide 38
The Cat and The Mutton
Slide 39
Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower
Slide 40
Climbing Greasy Pole
Slide 41
The who'd have thought it
Slide 42
The Half-way House
Slide 43
The Sack of Shavings
Slide 44
The Black List
Slide 45
The Kicking Donkey
Slide 46
What we get from Corn
Slide 47
The first in and the last out
Slide 48
There is death in the Pot
Slide 49
The Bee Hive
Slide 50
Simple Division; Very
Slide 51
The Thimble and the Nutmeg Grater
Slide 52
The Star
Slide 53**
A Good Recommendation
Slide 54
The Anchor
Slide 55
Temperance Anchor
Slide 56
The Good Intent
Slide 57
Magic Circle
Slide 58
The Postman's Knock
Slide 59
What shuts Christ out
Slide 60
The World's End
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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in stock of WMSSU, dates unknown

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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Related slide sets

see also From the Man in the Moon to the World Turned Upside Down: or, lessons from public house signs (lecture: WMSSU, 50 slides, n.d.)

see also Public house signs: suitable, forcible, and telling texts, etc., for gospel and temperance services (lecture: WMSSU, 70 slides, n.d.)

see also Temperance facts (lecture: manufacturer unknown, 30 slides, n.d.)

People involved in slide production

LEWIS, T. Noyes  (1862-1946) – creator of source image(s), slides 26, 59


The earliest date for this set is based on some of the addresses etc. found for the individual pubs.

Many of the buildings still exist (2016), used either as pubs or for other purposes.

Many thanks to Vincent O'Loughlin, Ken Day and Peter Williams for help in identifying some of the locations shown.


3 slides known to exist in private collection

59 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

Lucerna ID  3004210

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 February 2021

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