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Slide set: Diogenes and the boys of Corinth (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 7 slides, in/before 1872)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Diogenes in his tub
Slide 2**
Diogenes found by boy
Slide 3**
Boy calls to his friend
Slide 4**
Boys squirt Diogenes through the bung hole
Slide 5**
Boys roll Diogenes down hill
Slide 6**
Boys are caught by some nails on the tub
Slide 7**
The boys are rolled flat as pancakes
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of H. Husbands & Sons, dates unknown

in stock of Alfred Pumphrey, dates unknown

in stock of Pumphrey Brothers, 1872

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1872)
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Diogenes und die bösen Buben von Corinth (Munich: 1863)

Reading or song

‘Mischief and complacency’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title Diogenes and the boys of Corinth (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 7 slides


This set appears in Pumphrey's catalogue for 1872-73, and as such must be one of the earliest British life model sets, though the illustrated examples may have been produced later.

The compositions of the photographs are based on Busch's drawings Diogenes und die bösen Buben von Corinth of 1862.


7 slides known to exist in private collection

7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005272

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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