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The photographer. Charming hand painted single slipping magic lantern slide, dimensions 7" x 4" (18 x 10 cm). Probably the resulting photograph does not match the subject's expectations.

"Adventure at the photographer's", c. 1900, approx. 4,2" x 4,5" (10.5 x 11.5 cm). Wooden framed. Another slide depicting a photographer in action. Frightened by the aggressive dog the poor man makes havoc of his studio.
The equestrian photograph
A comic series of plates of a photographer taking a picture of a man on a horse, made by an unknown manufacturer.
It's not going quite as it should.

Two Dentist slides.


Dentists were a favourite subject for the makers of mechanical lantern slides.

Double lever slide mounted in a wooden frame that measures 7" x 4.5" (18 x 11.5 cm). This is a little higher than a standard size wood-mount lantern slide.

It shows two sweeps playing hide-and-seek. The third one is probably too shy to appear.

Single slipping slide that gives this shoeshine boy nine different face expressions.

The Sweep and Whitewasher.

The funny story is quite the same as depicted on set nr 500 of The Junior Lecturers Series, produced by W. Butcher & Sons, London.

While Butcher's set consists of 8 slides this one has 10. It is made by Bamforth & Co (1883-1888).

Slides are 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
  A travelling organ grinder with his dog.
Single slipping slide in a wooden frame that shows a sewing tailor.

Mechanical magic lantern slide operated by means of a single slipping glass. Sizes c. 18 x 10 cm.

The slide depicts an angry man bashing a solicitor (?) on the head again and again. Probably he is discontented with the agreement he holds in his hand.
(My interpretation.)

The Solicitor.


A nice hand painted English magic lantern slipping slide showing an organ grinder and his monkey. When the slipping glass is moved the monkey jumps on the organ. Sizes: 18 cm x 10 cm or 7" x 4".
The regular soldier. A beautiful series of five hand painted glass magic lantern slides made by Carpenter and Westley, 1860's.
They are titled: General Officer, Colour Sergeant, Staff Officer (undress), Staff Officer, Royal Artillery.

Sizes 18 cm x 10 cm or about 7" x 3 3/4".
Three slides of a larger life model set entitled PLEASE MR. CONDUCTOR DON'T PUT ME OFF THE TRAIN. Copyright 1899 by J. D. Cress, who was a photographer active in Upper Sandusky (Wyandot U.S.A.) in 1887.

The slides are 4 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches high and are made after a popular song in those days: A stern old conductor started to take the tickets of everyone in the train. 'I haven't a ticket,' the boy confessed, 'but I'll pay you back some day'. 'I must put you off at the next station then!' the conductor said but stopped when he heard the boy say: 'Please, Mr Conductor, don't put me off the train. This morning a letter arrived, it said -Come home, mother's dying-. She's expected to die any moment, and may not live through the day. I want to bid mother good-bye, sir, before God takes here away'
A little girl close by then said, 'If you put that boy off it's a shame'. Then taking his hat, a collection she made, and soon paid the fare.

Another set of the same name is made by Bamforth and consists of c. 21 slides (see example).
A Collier's Story.
Six slides of a large set of eighteen magic lantern slides made by Bamforth & Co. depicting coal mining and the life of miners.
Slides measure 3.25 inches square (8.2 cm).

Dutch milkman handcart lantern slide
Dutch milkman with handcart.

A wonderful hand-tinted coloured slide showing a Dutch milkman standing proudly beside his handcart. The cart is loaded with bottles and two large bright copper urns. The sides of the cart read "De Landbouw" ("The Agriculture"). It measures 3.25" square.


Single slipping slide of a headmaster trying to cane a schoolboy's hand. The boy withdraws his hand at just the right moment.
Dimensions 18 x 10 cm. Manufacturer unknown.
Disk-shaped magic lantern slide with 8 images made by Ernst Plank (E.P.). Equipped with a metal edge. The diameter is 4.3 inches (11 cm).

The pastry chef.
Hand painted single slipping slide, dimensions 24.5 x 11 x 1 cm.


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