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Other sets of magic lantern slides telling the story of Alice in Wonderland.
Three slides from a large series hand-painted magic lantern slides painted by W. R. Hill in 1876 and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, that was renowned for its spectacular magic lantern shows employing as many as six huge lanterns.
These very large slides measure eight inches (20.3 cm) by five inches (12.7 cm) !

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A set of 42 slides made by York & Son, London. All slides are labelled in the corners: 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' and 'By permission of MACMILLAN & Co.'. The slides are made after the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.
In this large set we find also the scenes that we miss in the Butcher set so badly, like the 'Drink Me'-scene.
1. The Rabbit actually took a watch out of his waistcoat-pocket. 2. She came upon a low curtain she had not noticed before. 3. Tied round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words, Drink Me.
4. 'Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was'. 5. The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid gloves and fan. 6. Splash! she was up to her chin in salt water.
7. It was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself. 8. They all sat down at once in a large ring with the mouse in the middle. 9. 'Hand it over here,' said the Dodo.
10. She put one arm out of the window and one foot up the chimney. 11. She suddenly put out her hand and made a snatch in the air. 12. 'Something comes at me like a jack-in-the-box, and up I goes like a sky-rocket.
13. She picked up a little bit of stick and held it up to the puppy. 14. The caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence. 15. 'And yet you incessantly stand on your head'.
16. 'Yet you turned a back somersault in at the door'. 17. 'Yet you finished the goose with the bones and the beak'. 18. 'Yet you balanced an eagle on the end of your nose'.
19. The fish-footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter. 20. The duchess was sitting on a three-legged stool in the middle, nursing a baby. 21. 'Now, what am I to do with this creature when I get home'.
22. Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat, 'we're all mad here'. 23. And this time it vanished slowly, beginning with the end of the tail. 24. The hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this.
25. 'It goes on, you know,' the hatter continued, 'in this way'. 26. They were trying to put the dormouse into the teapot. 27. 'I couldn't help it,' said Five, in a sulky tone, 'Seven jogged my elbow'.
28. 'What's your name, child'. 29. The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo. 30. The king's argument was that anything that had a head could be beheaded.
31. 'I am glad to see you again,' said the duchess, as she tucked her arm affectionately into Alice's. 32. If you don't know what a gryphon is, look at the picture. 33. 'Once,' said the mock turtle, with a sigh, 'I was a real turtle'.
34. So they began solemnly dancing round and round Alice. 35. 'You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair'. 36. The knave was standing before them in chains.
37. The white rabbit blew three blasts on his trumpet, and called out 'First witness'. 38. The wretched hatter trembled, so that he shook both his shoes off. 39. The hatter hurriedly left the court without even waiting to put on his shoes.
40. She jumped up in such a hurry that she tripped over the jury box. 41. 'Why, there they are!' said the king triumphantly, pointing to the tarts on the table. 42. At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her.
The same set is also issued in an uncoloured, black and white state.
Tied round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words, Drink Me. The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid gloves and fan. Splash! she was up to her chin in salt water.

The Walrus and the Carpenter speaking to the Oysters.
The Walrus and the Carpenter speaking to the Oysters, as portrayed by illustrator John Tenniel on a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll that appeared in his book Through the Looking-Glass, published in December 1871. The poem is recited in chapter four, by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Eight glass magic lantern slides measuring 8.2 x 8.2 cm, mounted in a wooden frame measuring 10 x 18 cm. The slides below are part of a much larger series. Printed paper labels to frames read: H. W. TAUNT & Co., Lantern Slide, Manufacturers AND ENTERTAINERS, OXFORD - SLIDES, LANTERNS, and Every Requisite, LET ON HIRE. There are hand written titles on the labels.
Without labels #6 The White Knight is sliding down the poker
#38 She had never seen such a strange looking soldier #15 A moment after
#10 Face to face with the Red Queen #4 The chessmen were walking about two # two #25 You look better now
Henry William Taunt (18421922) was a professional photographer, author, publisher and entertainer based in Oxford, England. His birth name was William Henry Taunt, which he used until at least his marriage in 1863. By 1871 he was known as Henry William Taunt, for the rest of his life.
 In 1856, aged 14, Taunt joined the staff of Edward Bracher whowas Oxford's first commercial photographer. At first Taunt was a general assistant, but Bracher promoted him and in 1858 Taunt took his first photographs for Bracher.

In 1863 Bracher sold his business to Messrs Wheeler and Day, who kept Taunt on as photographic manager. In 1868 Taunt established his own photographic business. In February 1873 he held a children's party in the then Oxford Town Hall. This became the first of a long series of children's events that Taunt ran, and for which he wrote much of the entertainment. By 1874 these entertainments included magic lantern shows.


So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality - the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds - the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep-bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy - and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all the other queer noises, would change (she knew) to the confused clamour of the busy farm-yard - while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle's heavy sobs.

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