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Slide set: The elephant's revenge (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1887)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
An elephant went out for a walk
Slide 2
He is thirsty, and drinks at a lake
Slide 3
A native has a shot at him
Slide 4
The elephant pursues him
Slide 5
He catches him by the ear
Slide 6
He gives him a good shaking
Slide 7
The elephant throws him into the lake
Slide 8
A crocodile appears
Slide 9
The elephant gives him a shower bath
Slide 10
He took hold of his drawers and shook him
Slide 11
The elephant then threw him into a cactus bush
Slide 12
The elephant leaves him covered with prickles
Number of slides

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1770)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 55)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1887)
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Die Rache des Elephanten (Munich: 1863)

Reading or song

‘The elephant's revenge’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The elephant's revenge (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides


Titled The elephant in the Ivens slide catalogue and The elephant and nigger in the Lizars catalogue.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3000478

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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