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depicted on magic lantern slides.
part 4 - Miscellaneous.
Four coloured glass magic lantern slides showing scenes from famous American battles. Size:  3.25" x 4".
1.   Battle of Cowpens. 2.   Battle of Bunker's Hill, 1775
3.   Battle of Lexington. 4.   Battle of New Orleans.
 
How
Bill Adams
won the
BATTLE
of
WATERLOO

A nice set of 13 magic lantern slides made by an unknown manufacturer.
Bill Adams was created by American bank clerk, opera singer and entertainer George Harry Snazelle (1848-1912). The character Bill Adams was based on an old soldier he met in a pub. He polished up Bill's erratic memories and presented them with hand-painted magic lantern slides. Bill can be considered as the grandfather of Tommy Atkins who was a synonym for the common British soldiers (Tommies) during WW1.
The bizarre story of Bill Adams has also appeared on slides in another version. Below three slides from this set, probably made by Joseph Levi & Co.
 
 
       
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