Contact us


Slide sets


Other images









Slide set: The baker and the tarred fence (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, n.d.)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Title slide, 'The Baker and the Tarred Fence'
Slide 2
The said fence would be better for a coat of tar
Slide 3
A smart young baker came along on his morning round
Slide 4
Leaning his back against the fence he commenced to scan his morning's paper
Slide 5
He thought it was time to move on
Slide 6
There was a large black mess down the centre of the coat
Slide 7
Placing his basket so he could use it as a step
Slide 8
The baker re-appeared with some of his loaves of bread
Slide 9
Then quietly went on tarring the rest of the fence
Slide 10
Placing the pair of steps in position he mounted them
Slide 11
Mr Forbes tilted the pail over the top of the fence
Slide 12
The most unlovely study in black and white
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘The baker and the tarred fence’ in Readings in prose and verse

Related slide set

see also The baker and the tarred fence (story: W. Rider & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1909)

The images are evidently drawn after Life Model photographs, presumably the Rider set of the same title.
The illustrated slides have all been damaged at some time, probably by overheating.

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Lucerna ID  3005753

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 June 2013

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or any images from this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource,, item 3005753. Accessed 9 June 2023.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.

Using images from Lucerna: all the digital images on the Lucerna site are available to use for any legal non-commercial purpose, free of charge, if you acknowledge their source and include any copyright statement as it appears under the image. The images are relatively low-resolution, and not intended for print reproduction or projection. If you need a higher-resolution version of the image(s) on this page, please Contact us to ask about availability.