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Animals appear in the main role in these amusing magic lantern stories.
Part 5.
A Troublesome Security.

Bamforth & Co., England. 13 slides, c. 1885.
12 slides with additional title slide.
    1A. [Title slide]
1. The Fieldshire News Office. 2. Arrival of the Circus. 3. Securing the Security.
4. Feeding the Security. 5. A Lecture on Zoology. 6. The Bear Breaks Loose.
7. The Bear and the Editor. 8. Editor Escapes Through the Window. 9. The Fieldshire Fire Brigade.
10. The Bear Chokes Himself. 11. Removing the Security. 12. Surveying the Ruins.

The Photographer and the Dog.
A set of six slides made by Bamforth & Co., England. c. 1885.

Naturalist and Butterfly.
This set is made or sold by Edward George Wood, London. It is possible that the set originally consisted of six slides. Anyway, the joke is well presented on these four slides. It is a parody of the well-known Butterfly effect.
The butterfly effect is the idea that small, seemingly trivial events may ultimately result in something with much larger consequences. For instance, when a butterfly flaps its wings in India, that tiny change in air pressure could eventually cause a tornado in Iowa.

A long magic lantern slide featuring a mischievous monkey at the zoo, made by Bing and sold in a box of 12 slides with different subjects.

The monkey and the pelican
6 magic lantern slides from an unknown manufacturer with a wordless story about an overconfident monkey who climbs the long beak of a pelican and has to pay dearly for this.
The History of a chicken.

A set of magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co, England.

Our chick's life didn't start well. His mother died when he was only two days old and the other chickens badgered him. He befriended the farmer's daughter and a pig who also lived on the farm. The pig defended him from the evil outside world, but was killed when protecting his friend from a fox attack. The pig was buried and the chicken losed increasingly weight and eventually died of grief.
The Pugilistic Chanticleer.

A comic set of magic lantern slides made by an unknown manufacturer.
The item 'Animal Stories' shows several series of magic lantern slides in which an artist seeks the tranquillity of the countryside to paint there, but soon discovers that the rural tranquillity was an illusion. Here it is a rooster fighting its rival. However, the artist does not go home empty-handed.

Le cochon voyageur - Der Bauer und sein Schwein.
The Farmer and his Pig.

The story of a breeder with a particularly recalcitrant pig.

12 magic lantern slides with coloured drawings, dimensions 10 x 8.5 cm, made by the manufacturer E. Mazo in Paris, after the story 'Der Bauer und sein Schwein' by Wilhelm Busch.
A black and white version of this series with the accompanying texts can be found in the item 'Magic lantern slides after the famous stories of Wilhelm Busch'.
Two single slipping slides depicting animals. If you are looking for more moving magic lantern slides you'll find them here.
Some more sets of magic lantern slides with animals that are interesting, but not because of a story.
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