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Slide set: The honey stealers (story: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1

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Slide 2
They quite forgot that bees have stings
Slide 3

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Slide 4
On arriving home, the father tries the cold water cure, but in vain
Slide 5
To add to their misery, they cannot put their potatoes into their mouths
Slide 6
They get no better till the stings are extracted
Slide 7
The parts are soothed by the apothecary's skill
Slide 8

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Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 13
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 63
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 288

“An account of two lads who go honey stealing, and forget that bees have stings. After trial of the water cure, and the discovery of inability to swallow potatoes, they resort to the apothecary, and in bed resolve never to steal honey again.”

Lucerna ID  3001915

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 April 2016

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