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Slide set: The robbers outwitted (comic: Bamforth & Co., 11 slides, 1899)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2
Then to the mill they silently crept
Slide 3
She looked up and feigned alarm
Slide 4
Down from the window she looked upon them unobserved
Slide 5
Nothing daunted, the millstone she held ready
Slide 6
Came the millstone crashing over, crushing him quite flat
Slide 7
Attached the feather to the roller and watched for the result
Slide 8
He turned into a spiral form more curious than pleasant
Slide 9
He found the treasure, also the trap
Slide 10
Down went the lid and caught his head
Slide 11

no image available
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Die kühne Müllerstochter (1868)

Reading or song

‘C.J.M.’, ‘The robbers outwitted’ in Short lantern readings 28 (1899)

Related slide set

see also The miller's cunning daughter (story: manufacturer unknown, 10 slides, in/before 1898)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), slides 2-11

The images are based on Busch's series Die kühne Müllerstochter of 1868, but have been redrawn for the slides.

10 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002283

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 February 2020

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