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Slide set: Colonel Slasher and the mosquito (comic: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Colonel Slasher, having been troubled with mosquitoes, had mosquito curtains fixed to his bed. Behold him snoring the happy hours away
Slide 2**
But a hungry mosquito worked his way through the curtain, and attracted by the glow on the colonel's nose settled on it to graze
Slide 3**
Awaking with the pain of the first bite, the colonel seizes a pillow. He aims a terrific blow at the insect
Slide 4**
But he missed his aim and got mixed up in the curtains. General confusion and escape of mosquito
Slide 5**
The more he struggled the more he got entangled. The mosquito resumes his interrupted breakfast
Slide 6**
This is how his housekeeper found him in the morning. Said she, 'He must have been dreaming of that dreadful Irish Crimes Bill again'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
1901
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 60
1905
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 20
1912
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 9
Other reference
1888
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), 284

“A fight to the death with the insect, but the colonel gets the worst of it.”

Lucerna ID  3002061

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 December 2023

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