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Slide set: The Irishman and his pig (comic: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1883-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Patrick buys a Pig
Slide 2
Stops to have a drink
Slide 3
A complete overthrow
Slide 4
A quiet Cottage Home
Slide 5
Piggy causes confusion
Slide 6
Confusion worse confounded
Slide 7
Patrick stops the doorway
Slide 8
An unwilling rider
Slide 9
Piggy rushes into sentry box
Slide 10
Sentry Box overturned
Slide 11
Patrick leads Piggy home
Slide 12

no image available
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 141)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
Person linked to this set

creator of source image(s): BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908)

Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘Hans and his pig’ in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Related slide sets

see also Paddy and his pig (story: Theodore J. Harbach, 12 slides, n.d.)

see also Simon and his pig (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)


The Bamforth catalogue uses the title The Irishman and his pig and the slides are labelled as such. The reading, though, refers to the main character as Hans rather than Patrick.

The Riley 1891 catalogue uses the title Paddy and his pig, but their 1905 catalogue has Hans and his pig under the same stock number.

The images are based on Busch's series Der Bauer und sein Schwein of 1862, also the source of several other slide sets.


11 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3000482

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 July 2017

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