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Slide set: Industry and idleness: or, the progress of the two apprentices (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Goodchild diligently at work whilst the other has fallen asleep
Slide 2
Goodchild in church on Sunday, singing with his master's daughter
Slide 3
The idle apprentice playing pitch and toss on a tombstone with bad characters
Slide 4
Goodchild, by his attention and industry, earns the confidence of his master
Slide 5
The idle apprentice is sent to sea
Slide 6
Goodchild is taken into partnership, and marries his master's daughter
Slide 7
The idle apprentice, having returned from sea, lives with a bad character in a garret
Slide 8
The feast: Goodchild is an Alderman of London
Slide 9
The idle apprentice is betrayed and apprehended in a thieves' den
Slide 10
He is charged with robbery, and brought up before Goodchild, his fellow apprentice
Slide 11
The idle apprentice is sentenced to death, and is taken to Tyburn to be executed
Slide 12
Goodchild is proclaimed Lord Mayor of London
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 75
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 290

“Hogarth here represents one apprentice going wrong, and finally being taken to Tyburn for execution , the other going to church, being taken into partnership, marrying the master's daughter, and finally becoming Lord Mayor of London.”

Lucerna ID  3004483

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 January 2011

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