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Animals appear in the main role in these amusing magic lantern stories.
Part 1.
A set of four magic lantern slides about a dog cart and the owner's solution to a problem with his unwilling dog.


1. Mr Briggs is met by a bull, who objects to the colour of his waistcoat.

2. After an exciting run he endeavours to enter his garden.

3. Mr Briggs in a fix.

4. Entry of Mr Briggs. Total destruction of the yellow waistcoat.
The Adventures of Mr Briggs and the Bull

a set of four magic lantern slides made by the English manufacturer York & Son. Size: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (c. 8.2 x 8.2 cm).
The Adventures of Mr Briggs with a Bull, a set of four magic lantern slides manufactured by York & Son. Size 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" (c. 8 x 8 cm).

A set of 7 funny magic lantern slides in a wooden frame. The family life of some pigs.

Five little pigs
Made by W.C. Hughes, 12 slides, one (#12) is absent. c. 1888.

The images resemble for the greater part those of the set slides above. It's likely that both sets are entitled 'Five Little Pigs'.
The Last Straw, set of four magic lantern slides, c. 1870.  Slides measure 3¼ inches x 3¼ inches (c. 8 x 8 cm).


A complete story told on one single long glass magic lantern slide. A painter is attacked by a crocodile and a tiger at the same time. When the tiger jumps, the man ducks aside and the tiger lands up in the mouth of the crocodile.

Un Sauvetage (A rescue operation).  A nice set of 12 transparents. Though these slides are not signed they probably are from the famous French cartoonist Benjamin Armand Rabier. Sizes of the lantern slide are 3 1/8" x 3 7/8" (8 x 10 cm) and the image sizes are 2 1/2" x 3 1/8" (6.35 x 8 cm). The slides are numbered from 1-12 and the title of the series is written in ink on the front left of slide #1.

These transparents are made of a very thin and fragile material, possibly isinglass or cellophane.


Brer Rabbit magic lantern slides.
Leading actors in this story are the characters from Joel Chandler Harris' book 'Nights with Uncle Remus. Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation'.
These 15 British hand painted magic lantern slides measure 3.25 inches square. The story is called 'Brer Rabbit, Wolf and Terrapin'. They may date from the 1880s.


These 5 comic English magic lantern slides measure 3.25 inches (8,2 cm) square.



The slides are hand coloured and measure 3 1/4" square.

My dear donkey, let me embrace you!
I see you appreciate the beauty of my art.


This little pig went to market,
The weather was warm and clean,
And he gambolled along,
With a laugh and a song,
At the side of his mother dear.

'0 what shall we buy, dear mother ?'
This little pig laughed and cried,
As he frolicked and ran,
As little pigs can,
And turned out his toes with pride.

Then the old mother answered gravely,
'My dear little pig, we'll see !'
So they gambolled along,
With a laugh and a song,
While the little pig cried " Wee! Wee!

The Precocious Piggies.

A set of 12 square magic lantern slides

Made by 'Visbeck's Märchenbilder'.
Sizes c. 8 x 8 cm.
German set of magic lantern slides depicting Charles Perrault's fairy tale about 'Der gestiefelte Kater' (Puss in Boots).

'There was a miller whose only inheritance to his three sons was his mill, his donkey, and his cat. The division was soon made. They hired neither a clerk nor an attorney, for they would have eaten up all the poor patrimony. The eldest took the mill, the second the donkey, and the youngest nothing but the cat.'


The slides are made 'by permission from 'Comic Life'.
Full set of six magic lantern slides, "The Crocodile Elephant and Monkeys".

A crocodile needs the help of his friend the elephant when he is bullied by a group of monkeys.

Slides measure 3.25 inches square.
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