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Slide set: Pussy's road to ruin (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Pussy being led by her Mamma to work
Slide 2**
Pussy learning to Spin
Slide 3**
Pussy learning to catch Mice
Slide 4**
Pussy accosted by Master Tom
Slide 5**
The midnight ramble on the Tiles
Slide 6**
Tom teaching Pussy to be destructive
Slide 7**
Tom and Pussy killing the fowls
Slide 8
Pussy stealing her master's Mutton Chop
Slide 9**
Pussy stealing the Sausages
Slide 10**
Pussy killing the Canary
Slide 11
Pussy caught by her Master
Slide 12**
Pussy in prison
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of John Piggott, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 776)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1893)
Reading or song

Clara de Chatelain, ‘Pussy's road to ruin’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title Pussy's road to ruin (generic set title – 5 different versions are known)


The slide titles are taken from the reading; the slides themselves carry no titles.


10 slides known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005036

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 February 2019

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