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Slide set: Slum life in our great cities (lecture: Archer & Sons, 54 slides, 1892)

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Slide 1

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Slide 2
Slide 3
Raw Material
Slide 4
Three Little Ones
Slide 5
Stunted Growth
Slide 6
Playing at 'Jacks'
Slide 7
Having their dinner
Slide 8
Fond of Flowers
Slide 9
Twelve o'clock. Still Undressed
Slide 10
Smiling Face
Slide 11
Sunday Trading
Slide 12
Slum Merchants
Slide 13
A Noble Boy
Slide 14
'I can't give it up'
Slide 15
What are they doing? Pitch and Toss
Slide 16
At the Fountain
Slide 17
Playing at Soldiers
Slide 18
'Ring a Roses'
Slide 19
Slide 20
City Churchyards
Slide 21
'Beautiful Locks'
Slide 22
A Proud Mother
Slide 23
'A Blossom'
Slide 24
A Rescued Woman
Slide 25
A Motley Group
Slide 26
'Busy Knitting'
Slide 27
Slum Donkey
Slide 28
Baby in Chair
Slide 29

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Slide 30

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Slide 31

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Slide 32
Coffee Stall
Slide 33
Old Rosy
Slide 34
Busy Mothers
Slide 35

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Slide 36

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Slide 37

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Slide 38

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Slide 39

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Slide 40
A Blind Woman
Slide 41
'Fine Mackerel, sir'
Slide 42
At the Market
Slide 43

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Slide 44
The Bloater Shop
Slide 45
'Five a Penny, sir'
Slide 46
A Hard Bed
Slide 47
See Cream
Slide 48
'Sit Outside'
Slide 49
Slide 50
Slum Bookstall
Slide 51
A Quiet Flirtation
Slide 52**
'Charming Birds'
Slide 53
'Three Balls a Penny!'
Slide 54
Ragged Boys
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue entries (6)
Catalogue of lantern slides (Leeds: Reynolds & Branson, n.d.), 180
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 121
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 44-45
Catalogue of lantern slides for sale or hire (Manchester: Josiah T. Chapman, 1912), 33

“This is one of the most useful sets in the cause of Temperance, as it depicts the squalor and misery in the slums of our large cities, caused very largely by drink -- The pictures give a very fair insight into the characters, habits, and occupations of the denizens of these districts -- It is impossible to give even an epitome of this set, but the title of each Slide will be a sufficient indication of its character.”

Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 311
Other references (2)
Philip Banham, ‘People we meet on the streets: part 1’ in Magic Lantern 22 (March 2020)
21 September 1892
Lucerna ID  3000910

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 July 2021

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