Magic Lantern Slide: John Ploughman’s Pictures - It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright

Description
This slide is from a talk called ‘John Ploughman's pictures: or, more of his plain talk for plain people’, written by a Baptist preacher called Charles Spurgeon. The images form a comic tale with a moral message, and are all copied from a book written by Spurgeon. The slide is part of a collection given to the museum in 1981.
Accession Loan No.
101/1981/15
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: John Ploughman’s Pictures - It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
W.C. Hughes
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
1880
Production Year High
1883
Production Town
London
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion; pigment
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten '5' on corner label

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