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Slide set: The tale of a tub (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1
While spinning yarns under the shade of the tub, they are startled by a loud roar
Slide 2
They spring to their feet and dodge the tiger round the tub
Slide 3
The chase grows warm, but they still keep the tub between them
Slide 4
The baffled tiger attempts to spring over the tub
Slide 5
Assisted by all parties, the tub performs a summersault, and the men sit upon the top to keep the tiger under
Slide 6
While wondering if they should ever get down, the tiger twists his tail through the bung hole
Slide 7
A bright idea seizes them, and they seize the tail
Slide 8
Clinging to it for dear life, they get a ride over the sandy plain
Slide 9
The tiger pauses somewhat exhausted, and they succeed in tying the knot
Slide 10
They let go the tail, and the tiger runs off with the tub
Slide 11
The tiger makes his way to the jungle, but never gets rid of the tub
Slide 12
So for ever afterwards all the little tigers were born with tubs to their tails
Other related organisations

in stock of E.G. Wood, dates unknown

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 657)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 330)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 81)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

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

‘The tale of a tub’ in Miscellaneous tales 1

Related slide sets

see also Tale of a tub (story: York & Son, 7 slides, in/before 1888)

see generic title The tale of a tub (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)


The illustrated set of slides are standard 3¼ inch square slides, but mounted in wooden frames 7 inches by 4 inches by the dealer E.G. Wood. The frames themselves are recycled from other slides in Wood's stock, and some carry handwritten titles of those slides.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3000970

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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