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Slide set: The tale of a tub (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
While spinning yarns under the shade of the tub, they are startled by a loud roar
Slide 2
They spring to their feet and dodge the tiger round the tub
Slide 3
The chase grows warm, but they still keep the tub between them
Slide 4
The baffled tiger attempts to spring over the tub
Slide 5
Assisted by all parties, the tub performs a summersault, and the men sit upon the top to keep the tiger under
Slide 6
While wondering if they should ever get down, the tiger twists his tail through the bung hole
Slide 7
A bright idea seizes them, and they seize the tail
Slide 8
Clinging to it for dear life, they get a ride over the sandy plain
Slide 9
The tiger pauses somewhat exhausted, and they succeed in tying the knot
Slide 10
They let go the tail, and the tiger runs off with the tub
Slide 11
The tiger makes his way to the jungle, but never gets rid of the tub
Slide 12
So for ever afterwards all the little tigers were born with tubs to their tails
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 129
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 15
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 64
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), 310

“The tale of a picnic, / The tale of a tub, / The tale of two gentlemen / Eating their grub.”

Lucerna ID  3000970

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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