Contact us


Slide sets


Other images









Slide set: The doctor's boy and the whitewasher (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, n.d.)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Title slide
Slide 2**
Leaving his implements on the ground
Slide 3**
The doctor's little boy was going out to play
Slide 4**
Here we see him very deeply at work
Slide 5**
Took the brush and whitewash through the gate
Slide 6**
Looking out before closing the door
Slide 7**
Possessing himself of a large garden syringe
Slide 8**
Mounting some steps which he had placed against the wall
Slide 9**
Mr Paine wonders whether it has commenced to rain
Slide 10**
Placing the pail of whitewash on the top of the steps
Slide 11**
Brings the entire contents of the pail down upon himself
Slide 12**
Mr Paine sees who has been the author of his misfortune
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘The doctor's boy and the whitewashers’ in Readings in prose and verse

Related slide set

see also More haste less speed (story: W. Rider & Co., 12 slides, n.d.)


The slide titles are adapted from the text of the reading; the slides themselves carry no titles.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

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

Lucerna ID  3005748

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 December 2014

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or any images from this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource,, item 3005748. Accessed 21 May 2024.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.

Using images from Lucerna: all the digital images on the Lucerna site are available to use for any legal non-commercial purpose, free of charge, if you acknowledge their source and include any copyright statement as it appears under the image. The images are relatively low-resolution, and not intended for print reproduction or projection. If you need a higher-resolution version of the image(s) on this page, please Contact us to ask about availability.