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Slide set: The miller and the sweep (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The sweep timidly takes a kiss from Nanny
Slide 2
To his horror he sees the miller on more intimate terms than himself
Slide 3
In a rage he rushes after his bold rival
Slide 4
The miller, unable to hide, gets a hiding
Slide 5
The sweep has to retreat up the chimney
Slide 6
The miller, who cannot follow him, tries to wash him out of it
Slide 7
Though he could not follow him up, against his will he follows him down
Slide 8
They fall into the box at the bottom
Slide 9
Nanny and Fanny sit upon the box in triumph
Slide 10
The tables are completely turned
Slide 11
The confusion that results from not knowing whom you love
Slide 12
They make it up, and love each other two and two
Number of slides

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1751)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 69)

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, Müller und Schornsteinfeger (Munich: 1863)

Reading or song

‘The miller and the sweep’ in Miscellaneous tales 1

Related slide set

see generic title The miller and the sweep (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

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


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3001926

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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