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Slide set: The fine art gallery (comic: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1903)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Red Sea and the Plains Below
Slide 2
Crossing the Line
Slide 3
The Last Stand
Slide 4

no image available
Slide 5

no image available
Slide 6

no image available
Slide 7

no image available
Slide 8
The Roll Call
Slide 9
The Flower of the Family
Slide 10
The Watch on the Rhine
Slide 11

no image available
Slide 12

no image available
Number of slides
Other related organisation

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 818)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1903)
Reading or song

‘The fine art gallery’ in Readings in prose and verse

“This set of slides is a comic skit or brochure on some of the celebrated paintings, etc., that have appeared in our various art galleries, and, properly worked, causes a great deal of amusement. The lecturer should first describe the scene something after the brief style following, with any embellishments that may occur to him; and then, when he has worked his audience up to the necessary pitch, throw the picture upon the screen.”

Related slide set

see generic title Fine art gallery (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

The Houghton catalogue uses the title Society of Fine Arts, though it is possible that this refers to a separate and otherwise unknown set.

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005812

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 April 2020

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