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Slide set: Water babies (story: W. Butcher & Sons, 24 slides, 1910)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Tom and his Master meet the Irishwoman
Slide 2
Tom runs away from the nurse
Slide 3
Tom sees a clear stream
Slide 4
Tom turned into a Water Baby
Slide 5
The Fairy Queen protects Tom from the angry Trout
Slide 6
Tom sees a gorgeous Dragon-fly
Slide 7
Tom watches the moonlight on the river
Slide 8
Past the Great Town
Slide 9
Tom sees the Sea Anemones
Slide 10
A Lobster for a playfellow
Slide 11
The Fairies fixing wings on Elsie
Slide 12
Tom finds another Water Baby
Slide 13
The Fairy Isle of St Brandans
Slide 14
Tom frightens the Crabs
Slide 15
Mrs Be-done-by-as-you-did tells Tom to behave himself
Slide 16
Tom and the Good Fairy
Slide 17
Tom finds where the Sea Bull's Eyes are kept
Slide 18
Tom asks the way of the last of the Gair Fowl
Slide 19
The Fairies carry the Shipwrecked Baby to their home
Slide 20
The Ice Fairies on Shiny Wall
Slide 21
Tom sees Mother Carey
Slide 22
The Great Sea Serpent lying dead
Slide 23
In the legs of a Great Bogey
Slide 24
Grimes stuck fast in the chimney
Other related organisation

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1910-1912

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
10s. 6d. (Chapman, 1910) including reading and carrying case
Date of first manufacture
Person linked to this set

creator of source image(s): GOBLE, Warwick  (1862-1943) – identified in reading

Reading or song

Charles Kingsley, Water babies (London: W. Butcher & Sons, n.d.)


This was produced as a single set, rather than the more usual Primus practice of dividing into 'chapters' of 8 slides, and appears not to have had a series number.

Lucerna ID  3000087

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 March 2015

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