If you use Lucerna regularly, please update any links or bookmarks to go to our new location:

This existing version of Lucerna ( will still be available for a while, but has not been updated since June 2019


Contact us


Slide sets










Slide set: Pussy's road to ruin (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Puss going to be taught to work
Slide 2
Pussy learning to spin
Slide 3
Pussy taught to catch a mouse
Slide 4
Master Tom courting Puss
Slide 5
A walk on the tiles
Slide 6
Tom teaching mischief to Puss
Slide 7
Tom and Puss killing the fowls
Slide 8
Puss stealing the chops
Slide 9
Puss stealing sausages
Slide 10
Puss killing the canary
Slide 11
Puss caught by her master
Slide 12
Puss in prison
Catalogue entries (6)
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 367
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 59
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), 303

“Pussy, after being taught to work, to spin, to catch mice, etc., takes midnight rambles, and follows these by stealing and killing indiscriminately, thereby eventually getting into prison.”

Lucerna ID  3004348

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 April 2016

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or images on this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource, Accessed 22 October 2020.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.

Using images from Lucerna: all the digital images on the Lucerna site are available to use for any legal non-commercial purpose, free of charge, if you acknowledge their source and include any copyright statement as it appears under the image. The images are relatively low-resolution, and not intended for print reproduction or projection. If you need a higher-resolution version of the image(s) on this page, please Contact us to ask about availability.