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Slide set: Amateur photography (recitation: manufacturer unknown, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1

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Slide 2
'You're right!' said Bill, 'and so, dear Fred, / Let's try Photography instead'
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Slide 6
'Why not attempt a nice Cartoon / Of master's bull-dog, Jigmaroon?'
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The dog had sprung with all his might / Upon poor Will, unlucky wight
Slide 8
Our maiden aunt, Miss Jane McCuddy / Would really make a splendid 'study'
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Slide 10
'Landscapes are best, by far, 'tis flat / Few can compete with us at that'
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But, as they strove with bitter blows, / As if they had been mortal foes
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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), 281

“A tale in verse of two youths who, 'doting on art,' find inconveniences to the practice thereof, and think of photography. They buy a lens and try the cat, but fail, and take a romantic bridge, subsequently dealing with the fixing process They next try a bull dog, who, however, does damage, and then Aunt McCuddy, who is not pleased with the result. Trying landscapes, they quarrel and fight with themselves, and then with a stray bull. At last, with clothes torn, hopes dashed, their apparatus smashed, they're told to 'shun what can't be done.'”

Lucerna ID  3003861

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 April 2016

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