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Slide set: The elephant's revenge: or, the new Jumbo in Africa (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Jumbo in the morning
Slide 2
Jumbo having breakfast
Slide 3
The cruel Nigger
Slide 4
In pursuit
Slide 5**
Slide 6
Come back to the river
Slide 7
A ducking
Slide 8**
The Alligator
Slide 9**
Head over Heels
Slide 10
Hanging up to Dry
Slide 11
The Cactus bush
Slide 12
Covered with thorns
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, , dates unknown (item ref. 7)

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 757)

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 23)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
5s. (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1893)
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Die Rache des Elephanten (Munich: 1863)

Readings or songs

‘The elephant's revenge: or, the new Jumbo in Africa’ in Readings in prose and verse

John Horton and Elizabeth Horton, The elephant's revenge (c.1990)

Related slide set

see generic title The elephant's revenge (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides


The pictures are based on Busch's 1863 story Die Rache des Elephanten (No. 354 in the Münchener Bilderbogen series), but have been redrawn for the slides.


1 slide in The Hive, Worcester

12 slides known to exist in private collection

2 slides in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

1 slide in A.H. Whinfield Collection

Lucerna ID  3005956

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 March 2024

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