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Slide set: The lady cyclist (story: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1896)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Her uncle presents her with a Bicycle
Slide 2**
She could dream of nothing else but her new Bicycle
Slide 3**
She soon came in sight of the champion club racers
Slide 4
Passed them and left them in the rear with ease
Slide 5**
She ran clean over a bullock which happened to be in her way
Slide 6**
Running over a footbridge she scattered the fishing party in all directions
Slide 7**
A timber waggon blocked the way, but she cleared the lot
Slide 8
She ascended a mighty steep, a feat never before attempted
Slide 9**
And descended fearful inclines with the greatest equanimity
Slide 10**
Finding the bridge broken she leaped the fearful chasm
Slide 11**
She receives a glorious welcome on her return home
Slide 12**
But on her maid awakening her in the morning finds she has been dreaming it all
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Archer & Sons, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 947)

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 266)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 671)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘The lady cyclist’ in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)


The slide titles in the Peter Feathers catalogue are different from those in the Bamforth catalogue, though the subjects appear to be the same. This could possibly indicate another version of the set.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001217

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 March 2024

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