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Slide set: Ten little nigger boys (recitation: W. Butcher & Sons, 8 slides, 1900-1907)

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Slide 1
Ten little nigger boys sat down to dine, / One choked his little self and then there were 9
Slide 2
Nine little nigger boys sat up very late / One overslept himself and then there were 8
Slide 3
Eight little nigger boys travelling in Devon / One said he'd stay there and then there were 7
Slide 4
Seven little nigger boys chopping up sticks / One chopped himself in half and then there were 6
Slide 5
Six little nigger boys playing with a hive / [...] / Five little nigger boys going in for law / [...]
Slide 6
Four little nigger boys going out to sea / A red herring swallowed one and then there were 3
Slide 7
Three little nigger boys walking in the Zoo / [...] / Two little nigger boys sitting in the sun / [...]
Slide 8
One little nigger boy living all alone / He got married, and then there were none
Other related organisation

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1900, latest possible 1907)
Related slide set

see generic title Ten little nigger boys (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

Lucerna ID  3000013

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 October 2020

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