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Slide set: The barber and his clever dog (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The barber and his dog welcome a fresh customer
Slide 2
The dog waits patiently during the first operation of lathering
Slide 3
The razor is produced and sharpened
Slide 4
An illustration of its powers which the dog thinks a needless delay
Slide 5
The barber receives a gentle caution to proceed with care
Slide 6
This is how he takes care
Slide 7
The dog enjoys the position
Slide 8
The barber gets the customer to sit again. To avoid a worse misfortune he keeps back the nose with his thumb
Slide 9
His thumb accidentally slips, and tip of his nose is removed
Slide 10
The dog enjoys the morsel under the table
Slide 11
The barber does his best to repair the mischief
Slide 12
He thinks he has made a good job of it
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), 282

“This clever dog welcomes customers on account of the morsels that fall from accidental slip of the barber's razor, and, of course, watches the shaving operations with an intelligent face.”

Lucerna ID  3001916

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 December 2023

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