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Slide set: The unlucky present: or, the covetous parson and the pot (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1873)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Minister Covets an Iron Pot
Slide 2

no image available
Slide 3
Conveniently carried
Slide 4
The Disaster
Slide 5
A Friend in Need
Slide 6
List of popular lantern photographs (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, n.d.), 4

“Six Original Drawings.”

Complete catalogue of lantern slides, dissolving views, magic lanterns etc. (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1891), F [1]

“The parson who covets a famous iron pot, which teaches him a painful but useful lesson”

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), 312

“The story of a covetous parson who obtained an iron pot from a widow. Carrying it home on his head, it slipped down over his nose, and he has fearful adventures until relieved by a blacksmith.”

Lucerna ID  3005069

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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