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Slide set: Choosing the Christmas turkey (comic: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1897)

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Slide 1
Intro. -- Motto Title
Slide 2
'Now John, remember the cookery book says, 'a young turkey has smooth legs and full eyes.' Be sure and get a young bird'
Slide 3
'You can't hocuss me,' said John to the dealer. 'I know a young turkey when I see it. The legs should be smooth, the eyes full'
Slide 4
'That's a nice looking turkey,' thought John, 'his eyes are full enough, and if his legs aren't rough.'
Slide 5
But his legs were rough; in fact, his wings and beak and every individual feather of him was rough
Slide 6
John left the pen rather hurriedly without having decided on any bird, and hastened home.
Slide 7
'Wherever have you been, John?' exclaimed his wife. 'Been? Why, choosing a turkey to be sure! Hang the cookery book, say I.' 'But John,' said his wife, 'the rules applied to dead poultry only.'
Other related organisation

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1897-1914 (item ref. 1015)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

M.E. Lynn, ‘Choosing the Christmas turkey’ in Short lantern readings 25 (1897)


7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001284

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2009

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