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Slide set: The prize ox (recitation: York & Son, 9 slides, in/before 1890)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Bull's delight at being No. 1
Slide 2
Up goes the stout and stout old lady
Slide 3
Away then flew, the little Jew
Slide 4
There's a crash, and a smash
Slide 5
Down went tables, and down went chairs
Slide 6
Then to the place where the band was playing
Slide 7

no image available
Slide 8
Bang went the rifles into the air
Slide 9
Farmer East, he collared the beast
Number of slides

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 330)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 525)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 74)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1890)
Reading or song

The 1901 Peter Feathers catalogue uses the title Freaks of a prize ox, although the slide titles listed there are slightly different from other listings. The known examples of the slides also bear the same title.

The 1906 North of England Temperance League catalogue also uses the title Freaks of a prize ox, though without a list of the individual slide titles.


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000654

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 May 2024

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