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Slide set: Androcles and the lion (story: York & Son, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Androcles, a Roman slave, is so cruelly treated, he runs away
Slide 2
Androcles extracts the thorn from the lion's foot
Slide 3
Androcles falls asleep under the lion's protection
Slide 4
Androcles is discovered, and condemned to be the prey of a wild beast
Slide 5
The lion, recently caught, proves to be the one he relieved in the desert
Slide 6
Androcles released and the lion given to him, he marches through the city with him
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 20
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 227
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 66
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

“The old story of the Roman slave who helps a lion in distress, the lion in turn helping him.”

Lucerna ID  3004188

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 11 June 2020

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