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Slide set: The elephant's revenge (story: W. Butcher & Sons, 8 slides, 1900-1907)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
An elephant out for a walk stops to have a drink
Slide 2
When a nigger has a shot at him
Slide 3
The elephant chase's him
Slide 4
He catches him and pulls him by the ear
Slide 5
To the water and gives him a good ducking
Slide 6
He then carried him to a cactus bush
Slide 7
And throws him among the prickles
Slide 8
Moral! Don't interfere with people bigger than yourself
Other related organisations

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, dates unknown

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
story
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1900, latest possible 1907)
Source of slide images

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

Related slide set

see generic title The elephant's revenge (generic set title)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 8 slides

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

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000009

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 October 2020

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