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Slide set: The boy and the policeman (story: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1901)

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Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
Johnny thinks he will have some fun with the Bobby
Slide 3
He takes a good aim and gives Bobby a poser
Slide 4
Bobby happens to be in a bad temper
Slide 5
Johnny tries to escape by climbing down a high wall
Slide 6
After a long chase Johnny climbs up a tree for safety
Slide 7
Bobby decides to follow
Slide 8
He struggles hard to get at him
Slide 9
But Johnny does not intend to be caught
Slide 10
When Bobby got his weight on the slender branch
Slide 11
Johnny quietly drops to the ground, and the branch rebounds
Slide 12
And Bobby has a great fall
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in stock of Riley Brothers, 1901-1914 (item ref. 1274)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘The boy and the policeman’ in Short lantern readings 32 (1901)


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Lucerna ID  3001541

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 23 November 2016

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