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Slide set: Fiddler and crocodile: or, the power of music (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set
Complete catalogue of lantern slides, dissolving views, magic lanterns etc. (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1891), F [1]

“A very funny set from rough sketches, illustrating the marvellous power of music 'to sooth the savage breast'”

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), 287

“The power of music. The fiddler overcomes a crocodile by the beauty of the strains from a fiddle.”

Lucerna ID  3005307

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 July 2012

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