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Slide set: Brown and the bear (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Brown determines to become a great hunter, so starts in search of the bear
Slide 2
Arranging his plans. Sudden termination of his reverie
Slide 3
Brown beats a rapid retreat, followed by the grizzly
Slide 4
He is brought to a sudden and full stop
Slide 5
He leaves a relic with his grizzly foe
Slide 6
His relentless foe descends
Slide 7
Brown again attempts to escape, leaving his unmentionables in the mouth of his foe
Slide 8
He climbs the tree, followed by the bear
Slide 9
The tree breaks with their weight. Thrilling sensation
Slide 10
Brown falls on the bear, and makes a novel use of his pocket corkscrew
Slide 11
Fastening his foe to the tree, he enjoys the fragrant weed
Slide 12
Triumphant entry of Brown into his native city
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1802)

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

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)
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Die wunderbare Bärenjagd (1860)

Readings or songs

‘R.D.S.’, ‘Brown and the bear’ in several compilations

Wilhelm Busch (trans. Cor van Mastrigt), The miraculous bear hunt (n.d.)

People involved in slide production

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


The images are based on Wilhelm Busch's 1860 image series Die wunderbare Bärenjagd, numbers 291/292 in the Münchener Bilderbogen series, but have been redrawn for the slides.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3001904

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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