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Slide set: The house that Jack built (recitation: W. Butcher & Sons, 8 slides, 1905-1907)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
This is the house that Jack built
Slide 2**
This is the malt that lay in the house
Slide 3
This is the cat that killed the rat
Slide 4
This is the dog that worried the cat
Slide 5
This is the cow with the crumpled horn, that tossed the dog
Slide 6
This is the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow
Slide 7
This is the man all tattered and torn, that kissed the maiden
Slide 8
This is the priest all shaven and shorn, that married the man
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1905, latest possible 1907)
Readings or songs

The house that Jack built (London: W. Butcher & Sons, n.d.)

‘The house that Jack built’ in Lantern lecture readings 6

Related slide set

see generic title The house that Jack built (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

The slide titles are taken from the abridged version of the reading; the slides themselves carried no titles.

2 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000148

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 June 2012

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