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Slide set: The why dids series (comic: Watson & Sons, at least 22 slides, in/before 1913)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Why did the fly fly?
Slide 2
Because the spider spied 'er
Slide 3
Why did the owl 'owl?
Slide 4
Because the woodpecker would peck 'er
Slide 5

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Slide 6

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Slide 7

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Slide 8

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Slide 9
Why did the lobster blush?
Slide 10
Because it saw the salad dressing
Slide 11

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Slide 12

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Slide 13

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Slide 14

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Slide 15

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Slide 16

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Slide 17

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Slide 18

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Slide 19

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Slide 20

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Slide 21
Why is a goat nearly?
Slide 22
Because it is all butt

Watson & Sons, Wath Rectory, Melmerby, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

Other related organisation

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1913)

Watson is identified as the manufacturer on the basis of the 'Cc' trademark on the slides.

The Butcher catalogue only lists 16 slides, numbered in pairs as '1/1a, 2/2a' etc.


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004284

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 May 2019

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