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Coal Munk Peter
A nice set of 37 magic lantern slides after the book 'Coal Munk Peter and His Three Wishes' by Wilhelm Hauff, published by Ernest Benn, London, 1926.
Size of the slides 8,2 x 8,2 cm and the manufacturer is York and Son.
|2. A charcoal burner||3. These woodcutters gamble||4. In his sollitude|
|5. Asked his mother||6. Made a deep bow||7. The glass man appears|
|8. Nothing but a squirrel||9. In the woodman's hut||10. Riding on a green bottle|
|11. Dashed after them||12. A giant by his side||13. He held a snake|
|14. He made his bow||15. Sat a wee old man||16. Peter! said the little man|
|17. Horses and carts!||18. A bag of money||19. Beware of the inn|
|20. When Peter returned||21. His old haunts||22. Peter danced|
|23. Gambling||24. His pocket was empty||25. Walking by his side|
|26. 'How much do you want?'||27. He was seated in a splendid carriage||28. Must have a wife|
|29. Came a poor man||30. Struck her a blow||31. Changed to the little glass man|
|32. A warmer heart||33. Have come to my third wish||34. You cannot fool me now|
|35. Smaller and smaller he grew||36. A great misery overpowered him||37. Peter went home|
Wilhelm Hauff was born in Stuttgart on November 29, 1802,
the second child of wealthy parents. From 1825-1826 he was a home teacher in the
family of the senior officer Von Hügel, whose wife encouraged him to develop his
writing talent. Hauff now began to write seriously and promptly experienced his
Even as a schoolboy, Wilhelm Hauff loved to act as a fairytale teller for his two younger sisters and their girlfriends. These were stories and fairy tales that he had read or made up himself. His sense of drama and suspense is particularly evident in his fairy tales that have remained popular to this day, and which appeared in three volumes, as Märchenalmanach, for the years 1826, 1827 and 1828 respectively. It was not until 1872 that Hauff's fairy tales were first published in Dutch. Translations of his work for adults had appeared much earlier. After 1872, new translations and adaptations of Hauff's fairy tales were published with great regularity to this day. Der kleine Muck, Zwerg Nase and Kalif Storch are particularly popular.
The story of Peter Munk takes place in the Black Forest: the poor coal burner wants to become rich, to be respected. At some point he can make three wishes. Short-sighted as he is, he naturally wishes for the wrong, materialistic things: to be able to dance well, to have as much money as the wealthy Ezekiel and to become the owner of a large glassworks. When Ezekiel loses his money gambling and the glassworks go downhill, Peter ends up as poor as before. In his desperation, he calls an eerie figure, Holländer-Michel, to his aid. He promises him wealth, on the condition that Peter gives up his own heart in exchange for one made of stone. With this he loses his capacity for normal human feelings and ruins his environment: he disowns his mother, he kills his wife in anger when she wants to feed a poor old man. The old man finally brings Peter to his senses and shows him how to get his own heart back. And so it all ends well - the repentant sinner even gets his mother and his wife back.
A set of no fewer than 40 slides made by an unknown manufacturer, around 1912.
|1. Portrait of Chorister Jim||2. Eh! dear, what's 'e been doing this time?||3. So you've come to talk to me about the choir|
|4. I'll take someone who can behave decently in church||5. Come and shake hands over it, Jim||6. I took Jim to peep into the basket|
|7. It was Dick Carter who spoke||8. I found Ted an interesting boy||9. If yer like, yer can have my sketes a bit|
|10. I told him Jim was a chorister at the Parish Church||11. Great excitement prevailed among the junior members||12. Yah! yer silly young luny|
|13. The whole choir, with the Vicar and Curate, were on the platform||14. Oh! please, sir, do come||15. Now's your chance! You'll be too late in a minute|
|16. 'What thee going to do, Jim?' asked Ted||17. He swam well for his age||18. The little knot of fishermen found their way to the cave|
|19. The Vicar and the choir sang, 'Eternal Father'||20. Only three of the stalwart fishermen remained with us||21. A few minutes later they came carrying their burdens like babies|
|22. Well, doctor, what do you think of them?||23. Jim would hardly leave hold of my hand for a moment||24. Yes, the trouble between them was over at last|
|25. The Vicar found her sitting up waiting for Jim||26. It was a very crowded congregation||27. Jim never sang more beatifully|
|28. The next instant he had sat down||29. I carried him into the vestry||30. You seemed to be interested in the lad|
|31. In the vestry I was assailed by countless questions||32. Mrs Shaw was evidently very feeble||33. 'E used to have a spite agin me, yer know|
|34. Please, sir, do you think I shall ever get well?||35. Are you sorry to think you are going to live with Jesus?||36. Jim, I want to tell you something|
|37. 'Li-lift me up,' he gasped||38. I should -- like -- Dick -- to give 'ave him||39. We stood round the open grave|
40. While I stand I seem to hear his voice calling back
||Detail plaat 23.|
A set of 25 magic lantern slides including 2 slides with a dissolvinging effect, made by Bamforth & Co. Adapted from a short story by George W. Varley that tells how farmer Gibson, who did not believe in praying and praising God for a good harvest, changed his mind.
When the number of slides from a series is larger, the chance that it is no longer complete increases. It is also more common that some slides that have been broken or lost have been replaced by slides from a different set that are often tinted in other colours and have different details. For example, we see this very clearly in the set below in the floor and furnishings of the bedroom (slide 20).
|1. The harvest was a bountiful one||2. Farmer Gibson looked on his fields||3. 'Thankful! why should we be thankful,?' said farmer Gibson|
|4. 'Now look here, friend Dobson, you see those fields?'||5. 'Nay, Gibson, I'm not one of your canting sort'||6. He was never angry with Edith, his only child|
|7. The merry voice of his little girl greeted him as he passed through the cornfield||8. Edith wandered about the cornfield||9. He lifted her in his arms and ran with her to the house|
|10. 'Do you hear, doctor, you must cure her; I tell you she must be cured||11. Farmer Gibson spent most of his time by his little girl's bedside||12. 'Please, father, I do wish you would go to church tomorrow'|
|13. When Sunday morning came Farmer Gibson wished he had not promised||14. The picture that met his eyes as he entered the church was almost startling||15. As the hymn proceeded Farmer Gibson began to feel uneasy|
|16. Farmer Gibson listened attentively to the minister as he read the lessons||17. The preacher told of Christ suffering on the Cross, and Farmer Gibson was completely broken down||18. Mr. Dobson shook Farmer Gibson warmly by the hand|
|19.'Father, dear, did you like the service?' asked his little daughter||19a. (Effect) 'Cruel men took Him and whipped Him and spit on Him'||19b. (Effect) And then they nailed Him on a cross and crucified Him|
|Zie hieronder het effect.|
|20. Farmer Gibson confessed his sins and asked for pardon||21. Mr. Nichols came to say how glad he was to see him at church||22. She was able to go about the house on crutches|
|On the right an impression of the dissolving effect that required at least two magic lanterns or a biunial.|
|23. As the minister told of God's goodness tears of joy would run down Farmer Gibson's cheek||Animatie van de platen 19, 19a en 19b.|
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