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Slide set: Poor Pa's trousers (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 9 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Mr Spriggings orders a new pair of trousers for his Club Dinner, but they are a little too long
Slide 2**
Asks his eldest daughter to alter them, but she cannot leave the piano
Slide 3**
His second daughter cannot leave her essay on Rational Dress
Slide 4**
His wife cannot leave off reading an important debate on the Women's Suffrage question
Slide 5**
He is obliged to go to his Club in an old pair of check trousers
Slide 6**
Cecilia relents and leaves the piano, and cuts a piece off the legs
Slide 7**
Sophronia, having completed her essay, does the same
Slide 8**
Ma, after three hours' reading, remembers his request
Slide 9**
The result -- Pa's trousers converted into a pair of knickerbockers
** 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

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

‘Poor Pa's trousers’ in Popular lantern readings 1 (1880s)

Related slide set

see generic title Poor Pa's trousers (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


9 slides known to exist in private collection

9 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005555

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 October 2021

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