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Slide set: The unlucky present: or, the covetous parson and the pot (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1873)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Minister Covets an Iron Pot
Slide 2

no image available
Slide 3
Conveniently carried
Slide 4
The Disaster
Slide 5
A Friend in Need
Slide 6
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1397)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1873)
Reading or song

‘The unlucky present’ in several compilations

Related slide sets

possibly same as The parson and pot (story: manufacturer unknown, 6 slides, in/before 1909)

see generic title The unlucky present (generic set title)


The slide listing is from the E.G. Wood catalogue - the actual titles on the slides may have been slightly different.


5 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005069

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 October 2021

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