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Part 8. Puss in Boots - Bluebeard

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A set of 12 square magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England, in their series 'All British T-series' as number ?.
A set of eight German magic lantern slides in a cardboard box made by Visbeck 'nach original Künstlerzeichnungen für Lanterna Magica oder Lichtbilderapparat'.

A set of 12 circular magic lantern slides mounted in a wooden frame and made by an unknown manufacturer. The wooden frames are approx 6.5 inches by 3.5 inches or 16.5 x 9 cm. Hand painted.
Unfortunately two slides are missing, the numbers 7 and 9.

The lion at the next slide has a strong resemblance with an elephant.
The three wooden strips below follow the story above.


Disc slide made by Ernst Plank (E.P.) for their Climax and Globus lanterns; 11 cm diameter. Puss in Boots is part 511 of the Junior Lecturers' Series made by W. Butcher & Sons, England. See the complete set of 8 slides here.

Two long magic lantern slides from a series of 12, made by Ernst Plank (E.P.). Click here to view these slides and the rest of this set in large.

Box and one slide of a set of 12 slides that tell the story of Bluebeard. The label on the box describes the slides and story.

(Below) The set has been published as 12 square magic lantern slides measuring 8.2 x 8.2 cm as well as as 4 long slides containing 3 images each (here the third slide as an example).

Old Blue Beard the Terrible
1. Title. 2. So strange an appendage soon gave him a name, and 'Blue Beard, Old Blue Beard', the boys would exclaim. 3. Of a poor lady, at length he began to court the fair daughters, Fatima and Anne.
4. Observe me -- it opes of yon chamber the door, which I strictly forbid your attempt to explore'. 5. She promised obedience, he mounted his horse; the news quickly spread to the neighbours of course: 6. Till satisfied all, and fatigued with delight, they made their best curtsies, and wished her good night.
7. She rose before morning, determined to see; for she could not think what in that chamber could be. 8. She shrunk back with horror, scarce able to stand; and the key of the chamber dropped out of her hand. 9. The blood on the key left a terrible stain; and Fatima's care to remove it was vain.
10. She gave him them all but the key with the blood; for his speedy returning foreboded no good. 11. 'Here is blood on the key: Ah! fool, have you had the boldness to enter the room I forbad?' 12. She hastes to her sister: 'Run, dear sister Anne, to the top of the tower, as fast as you can'.
13. O Anne! Sister Anne! tell me, what do you see?' 'I see a great dust, nor guess what it can be'. 14. When they heard that Blue Beard had his scimitar drawn, and their poor Sister kneeling in sorrow forlorn. 15. Their swords, in an instant, both eagerly drew, and in rage, and in fury, old Blue Beard they slew.
16. And that all might be certain the monster was dead, to rescue their Sister they out off his head.  

Single slipping slide with the girl Fatima who finds the key and is shocked when suddenly the cruel Bluebeard appears.
Size: 18 x 10 cm.
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