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Slide set: That everlasting cat (comic: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1891)

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Slide 1**
It once was young, I make no doubt, but that was long ago
Slide 2**
For as you see, myself I'd brought the vicious beast to drown
Slide 3**
I couldn't stand that awful look, so back I gently drew
Slide 4**
She took a leap into the air and came down with a thud
Slide 5**
And felt I might indeed now rest from her both day and night
Slide 6**
For there that cat I did descry, its eyes fixed on my face
Slide 7**
He said he'd take the brute away, and finish off the job
Slide 8**
I saw stretched out upon the tray that everlasting cat
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 331)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

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

Robert Craven, ‘That everlasting cat’ in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)


The Riley 1905 catalogue uses the title The ever-living cat.


8 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002102

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 May 2024

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