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Slide set: Ten little nigger boys (recitation: W. Butcher & Sons, 8 slides, 1900-1907)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Ten little nigger boys sat down to dine, / One choked his little self and then there were 9
Slide 2
Nine little nigger boys sat up very late / One overslept himself and then there were 8
Slide 3
Eight little nigger boys travelling in Devon / One said he'd stay there and then there were 7
Slide 4
Seven little nigger boys chopping up sticks / One chopped himself in half and then there were 6
Slide 5
Six little nigger boys playing with a hive / [...] / Five little nigger boys going in for law / [...]
Slide 6
Four little nigger boys going out to sea / A red herring swallowed one and then there were 3
Slide 7
Three little nigger boys walking in the Zoo / [...] / Two little nigger boys sitting in the sun / [...]
Slide 8
One little nigger boy living all alone / He got married, and then there were none
Other related organisation

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
recitation
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1900, latest possible 1907)
Related slide set

see generic title Ten little nigger boys (generic set title)

Lucerna ID  3000013

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 October 2020

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