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Slide set: A troublesome security (story: Bamforth & Co., 12-13 slides, 1880s)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1A
[Title slide]
Slide 1
The Fieldshire News Office
Slide 2**
Arrival of the Circus
Slide 3**
Securing the Security
Slide 4**
Feeding the Security
Slide 5**
A Lecture on Zoology
Slide 6**
The Bear Breaks Loose
Slide 7**
The Bear and the Editor
Slide 8**
Editor Escapes Through the Window
Slide 9**
The Fieldshire Fire Brigade
Slide 10**
The Bear Chokes Himself
Slide 11**
Removing the Security
Slide 12
Surveying the Ruins
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of photographic lantern transparencies and apparatus: season 1891-2 (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1891), 44

“The best Comic Set out, from new and original Drawings. An intensely humorous and beautiful set, producing roars of innocent laughter. Copyright.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 22
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 8
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), 311

“An editor demands security for the insertion of a circus advertisement, and takes a bear in charge, with most awful results to the editor personally, and the Fieldshire News office.”

Lucerna ID  3000457

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 October 2015

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