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Slide set: A cool remedy: or, the nigger nurse boy (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

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Known references to this set
Catalogue entries (3)
1891
Complete catalogue of lantern slides, dissolving views, magic lanterns etc. (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1891), F [1]

“The story of a little nigger boy who thinks to keep the baby cool in the same way his mother does the meat -- by letting it down the well. His ingenuity is suitably rewarded”

c.1913
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 366
Other reference
1888
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

“A very humorously written story of a little nigger boy minding a baby. To quieten the fretful baby, he pops it into the well bucket, where it is discovered later on by the anxious parents, Hieronymus having meanwhile gone off to a dog fight.”

Lucerna ID  3004302

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 24 February 2016

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