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Slide set: The hare and the robbers (comic: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1883-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Two robbers discover a plump hare hanging outside a window
Slide 2
They determine to steal the hare, and commence preparations for ascending
Slide 3
One of the robbers clutches the rope, and is pulled up by the other. An officer of justice appears
Slide 4
The officer attempts to arrest the robber below, but he ascends also out of the way
Slide 5
The officer is determined to have them and ascends himself
Slide 6
The robbers both get on one side of the rope and so pull the officer up on the other side
Slide 7
The robbers descend with the hare and keep their enemy suspended
Slide 8

no image available
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 122)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 179)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 61)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘The hare and the robbers’ in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Related slide set

see generic title The hare and the robbers (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

The Lizars catalogue lists nine slides, adding an introductory title slide as Slide 1a.

7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000469

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 May 2024

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