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Slide set: How Bill Adams won the Battle of Waterloo (story: Joseph Levi & Co., 13 slides, 1891)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Slide 2
'There was me'
Slide 3
And the 'Dook'
Slide 4

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Slide 5
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 6
Nelson comes a gallopin up on a white [...]
Slide 7
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 8
'avin' a harf a cup o' tea, and two slices [...]
Slide 9

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Slide 10
'I'm in a bit of an 'ole'
Slide 11
We wos a gettin' ready [...]
Slide 12
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 13
[Slide title unknown]
The optical magic lantern journal: volume 3 number 40 (September 1892), v

“The most humoursome and effective set ever introduced.”

Catalogue entries (2)
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 220

“This is an amusing description by Bill of how 'me and Nelson' won the Battle of Waterloo. The drawings catch the humour of the story, and the result is a most extraordinary representation of this historic event.”

Catalogue of lantern slides for sale or hire (Manchester: Josiah T. Chapman, 1912), 356
Other reference
‘Editorial table’ in OMLJ 2.31 (December 1891), 187

“A humorous coloured set, illustrating 'How Bill Adams won the Battle of Waterloo,' is now being issued by Messrs Levi and Co., London, who supply wholesale only. This set, with the accompanying story, will be found to be most laughable, and is specially brought out for the juveniles.”

Lucerna ID  3001378

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 26 July 2020

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