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Slide set: Scrub, the workhouse boy (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set
J. Theobald and Company's extra special illustrated catalogue of magic lanterns, slides and apparatus (London: Theobald & Co., c.1893), 215

“12 Illustrations, showing how a boy from the Workhouse rose by temperance and diligence, and how a youth in good position, by intemperance and indulgence, sank.

A pamphlet, published by S.W. Partridge, price 6d., may be had to accompany the pictures.”

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), 305

“Alfred Pamperfield becomes apprenticed, goes to the theatre, and enjoys his glass, and nearly gets burned to death. Scrub, in the kitchen, declines beer, resists temptations, is promoted to serve behind the counter, and finally becomes a Sunday-school teacher.”

Lucerna ID  3005609

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 September 2021

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