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Slide set: Street fire (effect: Riley Brothers, 5 slides, in/before 1894)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A London street by day
Slide 2
Street scene by night, outbreak of fire
Slide 3
The house on fire, with engines, firemen, etc.
Slide 4

no image available
Slide 5
The ruins after the fire
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1894-1905

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. [DVE] 11)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1894)

The illustrated slides appear to be based on a photograph (the block of buildings which catch fire), with heavy overpainting to create the street scene and fire effects. Slide 4 was presumably a wood-framed mechanical slide, though the others are photographically produced standard glass slides.

The 1906 North of England Temperance League catalogue (assuming this is the same set) uses the title House on fire.


4 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3007626

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 April 2024

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