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Slide set: [Advertising slides for Bird's Custard] (advertising: Alfred Bird & Sons, 4 slides, n.d.)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Farm-Yard Indignation
Slide 2
The Cherub Cook
Slide 3
What, Another?
Slide 4
Kitchen Warfare
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

[Readings for Bird's Custard Powder advertising slides] (Birmingham: Alfred Bird & Sons, n.d.)

“A.B. & S. submit the following readings, which form a humorous description of four of the subjects supplied by them. They respectfully ask that the description applying to each Slide may be read out aloud whilst the picture is upon the Screen.

A.B. & S. would suggest that the Slides should not immediately follow one another, but that they would be more successful and acceptable if shown at intervals in the course of the entertainment.”


The slides were published by Bird & Sons, the Birmingham based foodstuff manufacturer, but probably made for them by an established slide manufacturer.


4 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3011196

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 July 2021

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