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Exchange, no Robbery.
Set of three square magic lantern slides, manufacturer unknown.

The Photographer's Cat
A series of seven magic lantern slides from an unknown manufacturer. In the bottom left corner is a round label stuck with the name of the seller: W.A.C. Smith, optician in Glasgow.
The conceited customer takes all the time to look at the photo as attractive as possible. Nothing wrong with his imposing uniform, both front and back? Does his moustache look impressive enough? Then he just has to stand motionless....

The photographer focuses the camera .... counts down .... warns that it is going to happen .... and then ....
The photographer's cat attracts the customer's attention. The customer moves.

Photo failed!
An old man thinks to kill a snake with his walking stick but soon discovers he has made a mistake.
How Miss Bilk 'did' the Taxman.

A funny set of six black and white magic lantern slides made by York & Son, England. The images come from the magazine Scraps.

Nine lives of a cat.
It is not certain whether the slides of this set have been placed in the correct order and whether the series is complete. It probably consists of 12 plates and three are missing.
An old English proverb says, "A cat has nine lives." For three he plays, for three he strays and for the last three he stays.” There has never been any evidence for this and in other countries the number of lives also varies.
The difficulties about that dog
A series of 6 magic lantern slides based on a story by Mark Twain. The dimensions of the slides are approximately 8 x 10 cm, so rectangular, but the images are square. The rest of the slide is covered with a label or left blank. The manufacturer may be York & Son, but the well-known triangular label is missing.
1. 'Are you the fellow who lost a dog? 2. 'There was a man with six dogs at the door' 3. 'He kicked the animal over my flower-pots'
4. 'The dog flew at me'
'Watch him, Zip!'
6. 'The yard was full of dogs'

Hand painted single lever magic lantern slide depicting a dog that tries to save the victim of an avalanche.

Manufacturer unknown.
Wooden frame measures c. 8 x 10 cm.


Cats Meat. A single slipping slide made by Millikin & Lawley, England. Size c. 18 x 10 cm.

Right: Cat at the fishbowl. Double slipping slide. Manufacturer unknown.

The Gent and the Dog.
Series of four square magic lantern slides. A gentleman comes to the rescue of a dog that is being beaten, but he is not thanked for that.

A hand-painted double slipping slide in a wooden frame depicting a man teaching his dog fetch a wooden stick. The dimensions are approximately 18 x 10 cm. The manufacturer is unknown.

Left:  One slide of a large set (probably 26) of Children's Illustrated Alphabet magic lantern slides.
H for the House-dog......
Pussy's Road to Ruin,
or Do as You are Bid

Some popular magic lantern sets based on the Children's book from Madame de Chatelain (c. 1845).

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