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Slide set: The peasant, his son, and ass: a fable showing the folly of trying to please everyone (story: York & Son, 7 slides, in/before 1889)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The ass which the peasant has decided to sell
Slide 2
Driving the ass to market
Slide 3
The old man riding on the ass
Slide 4
The boy riding on the ass
Slide 5
The old man and boy riding on the ass
Slide 6
They walk arm in arm with the ass
Slide 7
The old man and boy carrying the ass
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), 299

“A man and boy drive the ass to market, the boy rides and the men grumble, then the old man rides and women jeer. Finally, they carry the ass and manage to kill him.”

Lucerna ID  3002681

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 July 2016

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