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A rather extensive collection of funny stories told on magic lantern slides
Part 11

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Photographing the baby

A set of 8 slides with the accompanying texts printed on the slides. The dimensions are 8.2 x 8.2 cm. The manufacturer is unknown.

The garden hose
The classic garden hose joke.
Four long magic lantern slides, size 22 x 7 cm, probably from a French manufacturer. The last slide is signed, but unfortunately illegible.
The Rope Trick

This series, consisting of 9 slides, was made by York & Son, London, but the slides bear labels from the manufacturer W.C. Hughes from London.

They are made after a poem by F. Grove Palmer, 'The rope trick'. A poor bum seeks a way to earn a living and shelter. He lets himself be tied up with a rope by a sailor and is thus taken away by a police officer who takes him to the place where he will find food and lodging.
  1. The resolve to obtain food and lodging
2. The challenge 3. The acceptor
4. Accepted 5. Bound Prentice
6. A final tug 7. Safe bind
8. Safe find
9. Food and logging achieved
The amateur photographer

A set of five square magic lantern slides made by Bamforth & Co., England.

The photographer is harassed by two mischievous boys.
  1. And so his camera he pitched before a lovely view 2. One by his tender ear he took, and slapped his dirty face
3. And so he covered up once more himself from head to waist
4. And so each took with ready fist an end so loose and lax
5. And then they danced about with glee, as they his antics saw
Weather Prospects

A set of six black and white magic lantern slides made by the English manufacturer York & Son after illustrations from Punch magazine.

Punch was a British satirical and humour magazine in the 19th and 20th centuries. The magazine was founded in 1841 and published until 1992. It has become world famous for the many socially critical cartoons that were published by the magazine. The magazine was republished in the period from 1996 to 2002.
1. Rather fresh -- Cloudy and cold, but threatening 2. Glass rising -- A light breeze, with some showers 3. Glass falling -- Stormy, with much rain
4. Very sultry -- Electrical disturbances of the Hair
5. A strong gale then settled
6. Dull, with marked depression. Cool and fair
A farmer offers a small group of children a ride on his cart. It's not really going to be a fun ride in the end.

A set of 4 square glass magic lantern slides made by an unknown manufacturer.


A nice set of magic lantern slides in which existing English expressions are interpreted in a different and funnier way. Examples: A Selfish Fellow becomes a fish-selling man; Taking a Day off becomes tearing off a calendar sheet; Turning over a new Leaf becomes Turning over a plant leaf; A lady in waiting becomes a woman waiting for her husband who was on a spree.
The set consists of the unusual number of fourteen slides and the manufacturer is unfortunately unknown.
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