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Slide set: The ducks and the frog (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A duck and a drake are diving in search of prey
Slide 2**
The duck has caught a frog
Slide 3
The drake thinks he has a right to share
Slide 4**
Between them both the frog undergoes a variety of tortures
Slide 5
The duck prevents the drake from swallowing him entire
Slide 6
Whilst they are throttling each other the frog bolts
Slide 7
The frog leaps into the pump-trough; the ducks search after him
Slide 8
The frog runs for his life, pursued by the ducks
Slide 9
The frog has the good sense to go where the ducks cannot follow him
Slide 10
The ducks are unable to get their heads out, so there they have to stay quacking
Slide 11
The poulterer comes by and carries off the ducks
Slide 12
The frog was laid up for three weeks, but now, thank goodness, he is able to smoke his pipe
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 279
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 366
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 60
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), 286

“A duck and drake quarrel over the swallowing of a frog, putting him to a variety of tortures. In the end the frog escapes where they can't follow, but where they do succeed in getting their heads stuck till a poulterer carries them off. The frog was laid up for three weeks, but now, thank goodness, he is able to smoke his pipe.”

Lucerna ID  3001620

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 February 2020

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