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Slide set: The ugly duckling (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 9 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set
List of popular lantern photographs (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, n.d.), 6

“Nine Original Illustrations.”

Complete catalogue of lantern slides, dissolving views, magic lanterns etc. (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1891), F [3]

“A duckling, persecuted and sadly abused because of its ungainly appearance, is finally consoled by being recognised by a number of swans as one of themselves”

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

“A story with the moral that 'It matters not being born in a duck-yard when one is hatched from a swan's egg.'”

Lucerna ID  3005682

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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