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An oblong glass magic lantern slide made by an unknown manufacturer showing a visit to the hairdresser that does not completely follow the wishes of the customer.

A set of black and white slides made by Newton & Co., London. A beekeeper at work. Sizes of the slides are 3.25" or 8.2 cm square.

Oblong magic lantern slide with a tormented schoolmaster.
Seeing a dentist who pulls a sore tooth was amusing. The visit to a dentist was probably less popular in those days.
Visiting the Dentist.
(not the official title of this set)

A small label in the upper left corner makes clear that the manufacturer of this comic series lantern slides the English manufacturer W.C. Hughes, London is.
Is slide # 1 missing here ?
Italian Fortune Teller.
Black and white magic lantern slide, 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
One slide of the set Characters and Scenes made by Colombia presenting a blacksmith with his hammer in his hand.

The House Maid Cleaning Front Step. (that happened in those days). Sizes of the wooden frame are 19.5 cm by 10.5 cm.
Blacksmith. Teacher. Coal man.
Hairdresser. Burglar/constable. Cobbler.

Peter the fisherman. First series.
A set of twelve magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England, c. 1900.  
Second series.
This set of 11 magic lantern slides "Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen" shows the benefits of joining their Union in case a loved one should die while on the job.

The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) was a labor organization for railroad employees founded on 23 September 1883 in Oneonta, New York by eight brakemen. At the time, wages were just over $1 a day. The work was dangerous, with 33% of brakemen being injured in the year of foundation. The Brotherhood offered death coverage of up to $300, and was the only way members could obtain insurance.  The brotherhoods provided social and educational benefits, insurance and relief, and helped resolve disputes between members and employees. Generally, they were very cautious about resorting to strikes.
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