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

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The sweep timidly takes a kiss from Nanny
Slide 2
To his horror he sees the miller on more intimate terms than himself
Slide 3
In a rage he rushes after his bold rival
Slide 4
The miller, unable to hide, gets a hiding
Slide 5
The sweep has to retreat up the chimney
Slide 6
The miller, who cannot follow him, tries to wash him out of it
Slide 7
Though he could not follow him up, against his will he follows him down
Slide 8
They fall into the box at the bottom
Slide 9
Nanny and Fanny sit upon the box in triumph
Slide 10
The tables are completely turned
Slide 11
The confusion that results from not knowing whom you love
Slide 12
They make it up, and love each other two and two
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 14
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 65
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), 295

“A sweep finds Nancy in love with a miller, and wages war on his bold rival, who, unable to hide, gets a hiding. After which the sweep has to retreat up the chimney, aad is followed by the miller. On both descending, we see the confusion that results from not knowing whom you love.”

Lucerna ID  3001926

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 February 2020

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